over the long haul

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long haul

1. A difficult task that requires a lot of time and energy to complete. It's going to be a long haul before I have this car up and running. It needs a lot of work.
2. A long distance or journey. Jill knows that obtaining a PhD is going to be tough, but she said she's in it for the long haul. It's a long haul to Fresno, but if we take turns driving it shouldn't be so bad.
See also: haul, long

over the long haul

 and in the long haul; in the long run
Fig. long term; over a long period of time. over the long haul, this model will prove best. This will last in the long haul.
See also: haul, long

over the long haul

mainly AMERICAN
COMMON If you talk about the effect or result that something has over the long haul, you are talking about its effect over a long period of time. Note: A haul in the following expressions means a journey. The smart economic message for the nation is that careful leadership, coupled with patience, will accomplish more over the long haul. It's an investment that should pay off over the long haul.
See also: haul, long
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These positive rating factors are offset by the highly competitive climate in the long haul trucking insurance sector and the unlikelihood of market improvement in the near future.
announced today that it has completed a series of acquisitions of New Jersey based companies that specialize in the long haul transportation and disposal of non-hazardous waste materials, primarily from transfer stations in New Jersey and New York to landfills in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio and Virginia.
Reinforcing a commitment to help carriers in the long haul market recognize additional Operating Expense (OPEX) savings, add more services to their network and simplify network operations, Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.
The company is the leading optical transport equipment vendor in the metro aggregation market with 60%(2) market share and has increased its share in the long haul market.
The company is the leading optical transport equipment vendor in the metro market and has increased its share in the long haul market.