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take the long view

also take the longer view
to think about the effects that something will have in the future If you take the long view, computer training for your staff is an investment in increased productivity.
Related vocabulary: in the long term
See also: long, take, view

take the long view

to think about the effects that something will have in the future instead of in the present If you take the long view, of course, you can regard staff training as an investment for the company.
See also: long, take, view