- 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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Example sentences from the Web for long haul
Forty years and one month of remodeling later, Zane had finally readied Further for its first long-haul journey.
The kind of place where lines of long-haul coach buses idle in the parking lot while the drivers cat-nap or chain-smoke.Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia|Jeff Campagna|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you take two long-haul flights a year, you are emitting as much carbon as if you had driven an extra car.
The reason is that we are reviewing the amount of long-haul travel that is taken by the Queen.
We are reviewing the amount of long-haul travel that is taken by the Queen.Queen FINALLY Eases Up On Workload And Will Cut Back On Long Haul Flights|Tom Sykes|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.