long run


Definition of long run 

: a relatively long period of time usually used in the phrase in the long run

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long-run \ˈlȯŋ-ˈrən \ adjective

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Consequently, property values will decline, in the short run around 10 percent and in the long run around 30 percent. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Real estate expert talks about potential impact of rent control," 12 July 2018 Tariffs also harm all domestic consumers in both the short and long runs. Matt Murray, WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 15 June 2018 In the long run, the cascade of consequences places individuals who have experienced early trauma at risk for academic or occupational failure, substance abuse, and health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Dylan Gee, Vox, "I study kids who were separated from their parents. The trauma could change their brains forever.," 20 June 2018 These can be memberships to retailers like Amazon Prime and Sam's Club, which end up saving you money in the long run, or e-learning courses that will help bolster someone's resume and lead to better job opportunities. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "The ultimate Father's Day guide: The top deals and gifts to shop right now," 13 June 2018 And in the 1960s, jobs put workers on a path toward benefits and economic security in the longer run — more of a rarity today, in a world where unions and pension plans are few and far between. Fortune, "Sorry, President Trump, But the Best Economy Was Eisenhower's," 7 June 2018 The statute of limitations had long run out when Parkhurst walked into a police station in 2013 and confessed after two interviews with investigators. Washington Post, "Man run down, 50 years after killing girl in hit-and-run," 5 June 2018 That may mean in the long run, less bounty for commercial anglers. Ted Sickinger, OregonLive.com, "Police looking for shooter after one injured in Keizer," 22 Apr. 2018 There are so many training programs out there that talk about mile repeats, tempo runs, long runs. Health.com, "How to Harness Your Mental Strength, According to Marathon Record Holder Deena Kastor," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of long run

1607, in the meaning defined above

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