long on

idiom

: having or providing a large amount of (something)
He was long on criticism but short on useful advice.

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Recent Examples on the Web But before the traitors can rest too long on their laurels, they’re informed of a twist. Molly Fitzpatrick, Vulture, 12 Jan. 2024 Indeed, Bryan’s own audience has shifted remarkably in just the past two years or so, from a crowd long on middle-aged Wilco dads to a much younger following split about evenly between men and women. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2024 Take, for example, the Resplendent Quetzal, a small, colorful bird native to the cloud forests of Mexico and Central America with tail feathers that can grow up to three feet long on males during the breeding season. Michael B. Habib, Scientific American, 16 Apr. 2024 For the younger generation, however, Nigeria’s democracy has always been long on promises and short on tangible achievements. Ebenezer Obadare, Foreign Affairs, 15 May 2023 See all Example Sentences for long on 

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“Long on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20on. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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