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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Try to pick a why that will endure in the long run. SELF, "7 Tips for Anyone Who Wants to Start Working Out but Doesn't Know Where to Begin," 10 Jan. 2019 To read this news in a positive light, more controversy means scrutiny, and — in the long run — more solutions. James Vincent, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: AI," 30 Dec. 2018 While Assad needs the Iranians and the Russians, an Iran that is constrained by sanctions is much less useful to him over the long run. Washington Post, "Analysis: Iran role in Syria key item at Trump-Putin summit," 13 July 2018 One hitch: Hereditary earned a D+ CinemaScore, which could hurt word-of-mouth over the long run. Pamela Mcclintock, Billboard, "Weekend Box Office: 'Ocean's 8' Pulling Off $40M-Plus Heist," 9 June 2018 And the norm is that stock market will rise at about that rate over the long run. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, "Profits Are Soaring. The Stock Market Has Barely Noticed.," 11 May 2018 The compensation structure, common in many companies, is used to keep CEOs in their jobs over the long run, while tying their compensation to the company’s health. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "The Highest Paid CEO on the S&P 500 Made 2,000 Times the Average U.S. Worker in 2017," 9 May 2018 That’s because the underlying conditions of supply and demand will, over the long run, keep pushing the value of your house up at least at a level that will keep up with inflation. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "To buy or to rent: The great homeownership debate," 20 Apr. 2018 Companies selling efficient vehicles prosper over the long run. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Automakers should ignore EPA, continue path to clean, efficient vehicles," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of long run

1607, in the meaning defined above

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