Definition of long haul in English:

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long haul


1A long distance (in reference to the transport of freight or passengers): [as modifier]: a long-haul flight
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  • Once in my seat I started to behave like a passenger on a long-haul flight.
  • She said she had barely heard of the Digital Hub when a passenger on a long-haul flight from the US told her about it.
  • On a long-haul flight, flight attendants warm the food for passengers' convenience.
1.1A prolonged and difficult effort or task: getting the proposal passed is likely to be a long haul we’re in for the long haul
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  • I have absolutely no doubt it's about my intentions to stay in for the long haul.
  • Some hope for rescue, while others take steps to dig in for the long haul.
  • They planned to be in for the long haul and more joined them on February 23.


over the long haul

chiefly North American Over an extended period of time.
Example sentences
  • Although there are a number of ground rules that must be followed to ensure the best chance for success, the paradigm is one that can be supported over the long haul.
  • Numerous African countries have put their faith and trust in the United States to support this initiative over the long haul.
  • An unusual amount of caution is leading businesses to press workers and facilities to a greater degree than can be sustained over the long haul.

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