- a relatively great period of time: In the long haul, he'll regret having been a school dropout.
- a relatively great distance: It's a long haul from Maine to Texas.
- Nautical. the drawing up on shore of a vessel for a relatively long period of time, as for winter storage or longer.
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Bringing in voiceRPA like Infinitus’s is part of that long haul to update the bigger system.Infinitus emerges from stealth with $21.4M for ‘voice RPA’ aimed at healthcare companies|Ingrid Lunden|February 4, 2021|TechCrunch
We’re just at this moment of chaos where it’s hard to know if there’s a base that’s radicalized enough to be there for the long haul, when things start to not look very good for their side.Twitter and YouTube Banned Steve Bannon. Apple Still Gives Him Millions of Listeners.|by Lydia DePillis|January 19, 2021|ProPublica
If it ever hits the market, it almost certainly won’t be cheap, but if we’re going to be wearing masks for the long haul, it may be an investment people are willing to make.Razer’s concept gaming chair wraps players in a huge, curved screen|Stan Horaczek|January 12, 2021|Popular Science
Regardless of who holds power on Capitol Hill, those like Frederick argue, “staying invested for the long haul is by far the best way to go.”It’s officially a blue wave. What that historically means for stocks|Anne Sraders|January 7, 2021|Fortune
The sun was going down, and we were stuck, apologizing to our dogs, who deserved better after our long haul from New Mexico to the Pacific.
In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.
And they might not have to wait that long to show their political heft.
The plan is to stretch it out as long as possible, then probably forget about it, and then suddenly remember it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Great American leaders have long contributed profound thoughts of tremendous consequence to the public discourse.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Lockheed Martin has a long history of misrepresenting facts,” Wheeler added.
It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for long haul
Idioms and Phrases with long haul
A considerable distance over which something must travel or be carried. For example, It's a long haul from my house to yours. This usage dates from the late 1800s, as does the antonym, short haul, as in The movers charge just as much for a short haul as for a long one.
A considerable length of time, an extended period, as in This investment is one for the long haul. It is often put as over the long haul, as in Over the long haul we needn't worry about production. [c. 1930] Also see in the long run.