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long game

The part of one's golf game in which one hits the ball for distance. I've been trying to improve my long game for the golf outing next weekend, and now I can drive the ball twice as far as I used to!
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"So from that point of view I think it's going to be a little bit of a long game, and it is going to be frustrating, and there are going to be results like Southampton and Crystal Palace along the way, but I think when you watch the team a lot of the principles are correct, they seem to be playing the right way.
"To play the long game, he will need support from up above and he is going to need strong leadership over the next two or three seasons to be able to have those four or five transfer windows he needs.
I'd say I've been playing the long game, but that would imply some kind of strategy.
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Healthcare business leaders currently face a chess-like challenge: Playing the long game without getting blown off the board in the short term.
The Greeks gave us democracy Latins will play the long game To keep status quo all the same It's a game of intellectual wit In actual fact I'm reviled by it.
That means he is opting for a long game rather than quick fix.
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Lost opportunities are rich sources of leads, provided you nurture them and play the long game.
"It should be really good and I'm just looking for improvements in my long game - my driving and my irons - because that's what I've been working on.
The First Minister is playing a long game and there will be no referendum until she is as certain as she can be of victory.