take the long view


: to think about the things that might happen in the future rather than only about the things that are happening now
Investors should take the long view when considering where to put their money.

Examples of take the long view in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For audiences inside China, Xi’s comments positioned China as a global superpower able to take the long view without compromising on key issues. Lyric Li, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 Manville and Ober urge defenders of liberal democracy to take the long view. Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 These companies and the entrepreneurs who built them are representative of what distinguishes Boston’s tech sector — perseverance, determination, and confidence to take the long view. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2023 Regardless, the defending champions would be wise to take the long view on their pass rush. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2023 Fredrik Olofsson, who was recalled from the Texas Stars before the game, tried to take the long view of the scoring issues. Stefan Stevenson, Dallas News, 18 Feb. 2023 Because his profession has prepared him to take the long view. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2022 While the likelihood of a global recession is not certain, commercial real estate professionals need to take the long view. Nikita Zhitov, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 Poker players tend to take the long view, speaking of tournament buy-ins as investments with a more or less predictable return when averaged over time. New York Times, 18 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Take the long view.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20long%20view. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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