Definition of be long in English:

be long

  • Take a long time to happen or arrive: it won’t be long before you’re hooked sit down, tea won’t be long
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    • It will not be long before you can buy network television programming without ads for a monthly fee.
    • It may not be long before Americans see a new English hero.
    • He knew the twelve o'clock train would not be long.
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