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for the long haul

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for the long haul

adverb phrase

For a long while; for a period of difficulty and strain: The slump in sales of women's apparel is here for the long haul

[1930s+; the long haul, ''a transcontinental run,'' is found in bus drivers' talk by 1938]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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