long haul


Definition of long haul

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

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Other Words from long haul

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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The Native Hawaiian protesters blocking the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the summit of Mauna Kea appear to have settled in for the long haul. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Stalled in Hawaii, giant telescope faces roadblocks at its backup site in the Canary Islands," 3 Sep. 2019 Last season the Cougars had just one conference road game against a team that qualified for a bowl and this year there will be five so time will tell if this team is in it for the long haul. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "Pac-12 football power rankings: Utah takes top spot after win over BYU," 2 Sep. 2019 Later in the school year, the 25 teachers will receive $50 gift cards to both JCPenney Sephora and JCPenney Salon as a sign of continued support to keep them going throughout the long haul. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Houston teachers receive back-to-school shopping spree," 29 Aug. 2019 Perhaps The Irishman will help bring it back, if audiences can gear up for the long haul. Adam Epstein, Quartzy, "At 3.5 hours, “The Irishman” will be Martin Scorsese’s longest movie ever," 28 Aug. 2019 That seemed like more than enough for the long haul. Will Weissert, Twin Cities, "Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ends once-promising presidential bid," 28 Aug. 2019 Where to find it: Qantas’s latest seats can be found on its Airbus A330s and its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which are taking on more transpacific flights to the U.S. as well as the airline’s longest haul, the route from Perth to London. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World's Best Business Class Seats, and How to Fly Them on Points and Miles," 21 Aug. 2019 Economics for the long haul Despite the high-tech nature of the process, the biggest innovations here might be economic. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling," 31 Dec. 2018 Six pro endurance athletes weigh in on the foods that keep them energized for the long haulGoo, gummies, hydration mixes—the options for fueling up during a workout are seemingly endless. Julie Brown, Outside Online, "The Best Fuel for Your Longest Sufferfests," 30 May 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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