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long run

1. adjective (typically hyphenated and used before a noun) Of, covering, or to do with a long, indefinite, or future period of time. It's great that you have some long-run goals and ambitions for the business in mind already, but we really need some immediate solutions in place now if we want to survive beyond Christmas.
2. noun A relatively long or extended length of time; an indefinite period that encompasses many potential changes or effects. This latest merger deal will take care of the long run for both companies. This minimum wage increase may have some negative effects on businesses at first, but they will be dwarfed by the benefits yielded in the long run.
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long-run

(used before a noun) Involving, maturing after, or lasting for a long period of time. Our team has come up with a number of long-run solutions to our financial problems, but we'll have to make some sacrifices for them to be effective. If you're thinking of starting a savings account, it's good to have some long-run goals for how much you want to put aside each month.
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These estimates can also cast light on the probability of hitting the ZLB in the long run.
028; that is, consumption falls on average in the long run by about 3% for each year of a disaster.
Long Run is working with the purchaser with regard to the foreign exchange mechanics for the delivery of the cash consideration payable under the arrangement.
Long Run, winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2011, was retired after the race.
Many marathon training guides recommend that runners perform their long runs at a pace about two minutes slower than you could have run that day.
The teenage Tidal Bay will carry top-weight of 11st 10lb in the hands of Sam Twiston-Davies, with Cheltenham Gold Cup and dual King George VI Chase hero Long Run next in on 11st 9lb under Sam Waley-Cohen.
And connections of Long Run have stated their desire to have a crack at the fearsome Aintree challenge on April 5 with their star turn.
Long Run, the 2011 Gold Cup winner, is comfortably the best horse in the line-up.
Davy Russell made a positive move down the back straight, taking up the running off Long Run at the third-last and going two lengths clear.
As Sir Des Champs began to tire Long Run was coming hard at him after the last.
However, Henderson has decided to sidestep the Grade Two heat, which Long Run won last year, as he is not keen to run his staying star on testing ground.
Beaten only by retired fivetime hero Kauto Star last year, Long Run went off the 15-8 favourite despite losing his Cheltenham Gold Cup title as well, and finishing only second on his reappearance at Haydock.
Kauto Star and Desert Orchid have dominated in the past, and I'm looking for Long Run to pay for my Christmas this year.
WHEN Silviniaco Conti and Ruby Walsh left Long Run and Sam Waley-Cohen trailing in their wake at Haydock last Saturday, two words immediately sprang to mind.
KAUTO Star's trainer Paul Nicholls doesn't necessarily believe Long Run will be vastly better than last time when the star duo clash again in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.