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 How to pronounce long-run (audio) \ adjective

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The question is how long the long run is, and how news organizations can keep advertisers uninterested in addressing a readership that skews older with every passing day. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "How Warren Buffett, who says the news business is ‘toast,’ tried to kill my first paper," 4 June 2019 The case is the longest running disciplinary appeals process Earl Peterson, executive director of Denver’s Civil Service Commission, has seen in his more than 18 years in the position. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Denver officials to ask Colorado Supreme Court whether police officers fired for LoDo beating should get jobs back," 3 June 2019 This will give the Air Force more long range nuclear platforms in the long run. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Next Stop for the Air Force’s New Bomber: First Flight," 11 Apr. 2019 Our goal in the long run is to take size out of the equation entirely, which is an ambitious goal. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Two Fashion Insiders Just Launched the Ultimate Women’s Shirting Brand," 1 May 2019 The dynamic load sensor is used in Auto Mode but there is also a Boost Mode, equipped with the most powerful suction, and Eco Mode, which has the longest run time. Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "Dyson’s New V11 Torque Drive Stick Vacuum Has Features That Will Blow You Away," 20 Mar. 2019 Given that the Republican congressional coalition depends on white college voters, particularly those living in the suburbs, this divide spells trouble for the GOP in both the short and the long run. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "A MAGA outlet just published a piece blaming Trump for the GOP midterm loss," 15 Nov. 2018 But according to pro stylist Eddie Ross, there's a better way to swatch paint that'll save you from extra prep work in the long run. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "This Is the Best Way to Test Paint Colors," 4 Apr. 2019 Block off time each week to do things that are meaningful to you and that matter in the long run for your health, family, and friends. Samantha Boardman, Marie Claire, "How to Actually Get Through Your To-Do List," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of long run

1607, in the meaning defined above

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