in the long term

in the long term

also for the long term
involving a long period of time Better teacher training will make a big difference to the school in the long term. For the long term, we hope our plans will create a large number of jobs.
Related vocabulary: take the long view
See also: long, term

in the long/medium/short term

a long, medium, or short time in the future Cuts in company spending now should lead to profits in the long term. In the short term, temporary housing will be provided for all of the flood victims.
See also: long, term
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This transaction has enhanced the Company's position as a national leader in the long term care insurance marketplace.
Best believes that Confederation Life's management will be challenged in the short term to conclude the transaction with its strategic partner in a timely manner, and in the long term to profitably expand its restructured organization.
The company has worked with many of the leaders in the long term care field, including numerous long term care insurance carriers, and prominent government agencies and advocacy groups that are sponsoring innovative programs to meet the long term care needs of their constituencies.