Definition of long haul in English:

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1A long distance (in reference to the transport of goods 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: implementing the White Paper is likely to be a 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: would the American people support such a costly war over the long haul?
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  • 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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