long haul


Definition of long haul

1 : a long distance
2 : a considerable period of time especially : long run

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long-haul \ ˈlȯŋ-​ˌhȯl How to pronounce long-haul (audio) \ adjective

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Examples of long haul in a Sentence

Driving across the country would be a long haul. growing up in suburban New England, I used to think the 10 miles between our house and the mall was a long haul
Recent Examples on the Web Over the long haul, stock prices tend to reflect the underlying fundamentals of the company. Ben Carlson, Fortune, "Trying to make sense of Tesla’s unbelievable run," 5 Feb. 2020 More competition is always good, however, and Zhaoxin appears committed over the long haul. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Zhaoxin ships the KaiXian KX-U6780A, an X86 PC processor line worth watching," 30 Jan. 2020 So would Hensley Meulens or Ron Wotus or anyone known for his integrity over the long haul. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Why Astros and Red Sox should hire managers such as Bruce Bochy and Dusty Baker," 14 Jan. 2020 The state of the stock market at graduation, for example, will affect your career choice; entering the workforce during a strong economy is better for your wages over the long haul. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "Why We Can’t Sleep Is a Portrait of Gen X at Midlife," 7 Jan. 2020 Matthews says the program is hoping to increase participation — and getting people to stick with it past January and over the long haul — by pushing not the health benefits of a vegan diet, but its environmental impacts. Washington Post, "‘Veganuary’ wants to be your new food resolution for 2020 — and beyond," 11 Dec. 2019 For me, a baiting ban wouldn’t mean too much—a tougher early season, maybe, but not much difference over the long haul. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "Do Bait Bans Really Help in the Fight Against CWD?," 22 Nov. 2019 Again, while the White House's attention span for revolution demands overnight results, Moscow sits in with its allies for the long haul. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, "Things have changed for Venezuela. But they're not what Juan Guaido hoped for," 21 Jan. 2020 For those saving for retirement, the rally typically doesn’t provide hefty gains for the long haul. Editors, USA TODAY, "Christmas Eve weather, tracking Santa and what's open: 5 things you need to know Tuesday," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of long haul

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Long haul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20haul. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of long haul

: a long journey or distance
chiefly US : a long period of time

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