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

Synonyms & Antonyms for long haul


afar, country mile, far cry, mile


hair, inch, step, stone's throw

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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

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Bottom line: The conference best be careful, very careful, because as much as the cash infusion would relieve short-term stress, the wrong move could create significantly more problems over the long haul. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 receives $750 million bids from potential partners (reportedly) but details are the key," 7 June 2019 But how tenable, over the long haul, is Mrs. Pelosi’s position that there isn’t a single thing the president could give her that would lead her to agree to offer even a dollar more in wall funding? William Mcgurn, WSJ, "Mitch McConnell Rules," 14 Jan. 2019 The deal also signals that Texas A&M is committed to Fisher over the long haul. Chris Johnson, SI.com, "First-Year Outlooks for the SEC's Six New Head Coaches in 2018," 6 July 2018 In terms of consistency of high quality songcraft over the long haul, Chuck Prophet is like an indie rock Tom Petty. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Samantha Fish at the Hard Rock, Chuck Prophet two times and Kool & the Gang at the Dell," 5 July 2018 But usually history tells you people seek it a little bit more over the long haul. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles' 58-loss first half on pace with the worst teams in modern baseball," 30 June 2018 Historically, stocks will perform better over the long haul. Bill Zimmerman, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Stocks are down, bonds are up. Is it time to switch?," 22 June 2018 The State Water Resources Control Board, though, has told the city that those savings might not be enough over the long haul. Ryan Sabalow, Dale Kasler And Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "They are building 11,000 new homes in Folsom. But will there be enough water?," 18 June 2018 To not do that is the kind of breach of trust that puts you in a bad spot over the long haul. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Rob Manfred Addresses the Shift, Gambling and That Viral Terry Collins Video," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of long haul

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of long haul was in 1839

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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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