Definition of long haul noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


long haul

BrE BrE//ˌlɒŋ ˈhɔːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌlɔːŋ ˈhɔːl//
, NAmE//ˌlɑːŋ ˈhɔːl//
[usually singular]
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  • a difficult task that takes a long time and a lot of effort to complete She knows that becoming world champion is going to be a long haul.
  • Idioms
    be in something for the long haul
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    to be willing to continue doing a task until it is finished I promise I am in this for the long haul.
    (especially North American English) over a long period of time
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: long haul

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