the long run


: a long period of time after the beginning of something
investing for the long run
Your solution may cause more problems over the long run.
It may be our best option in the long run.
This deal will cost you more in the long run.

Examples of the long run in a Sentence

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“The long run.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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