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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

Involving, maturing after, or lasting for a long period of time. Used before a noun. 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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KAUTO STAR has now been reduced to a ceremonial role in the William Hill King George VI Chase, but his first appearance at Kempton in retirement coincided with the most gripping finish since the era before the five-timer winner as his old foe Long Run claimed a dramatic second victory.
Long Run reappeared to hold off Burton Port in the Denman Chase at Newbury before losing his Gold Cup crown to the ill-fated Synchronised, with the rallying The Giant Bolster three parts of a length in front of him.
However, a slight drift on the exchanges on Monday evening prompted Ladbrokes to suspend their betting and when they reopened the market on Tuesday Long Run had been pushed out to 6-4.
"It's always really exciting riding Long Run and it's going to be a good, competitive race," said Waley-Cohen.
"Kauto is not getting any younger and Long Run won comprehensively in the Gold Cup last year," Walsh said, but he added.
Long Run's victory justified owner Robert Waley-Cohen's faith in not just his horse but also his amateur-rider son, Sam, who did not flinch once under pressure to ride the perfect race.
That sealed it for Long Run and while Riverside Theatre finished to good effect for Barry Geraghty, he was still 12 lengths adrift at the line.
The rechargeable Ni-cad will cost more initially, but will save a great deal of money in the long run; however, rechargeables do not fit into every operational situation.
Fischer (1996) suggests that the reason the central banks of the world's industrialized economies have avidly pursued long-run price stability is because in the long run, inflation has distortionary effects that adversely impact a real variable, or a group of real variables, that people care about.
In the long run, these geographic adjustments, combined with the bonuses for medically underserved areas, will have the desired effect of moving some proceduralists to rural areas.
RUBY WALSH will team up for the first time with 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Long Run in tomorrow's Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris after the French authorities stuck to rules that forbid rider Sam Waley-Cohen from maintaining his association with the star stayer.
LONG RUN got up in the final strides to collar Captain Chris and regain his crown in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton.
Kauto Star and Desert Orchid have dominated in the past, and I'm looking for Long Run to pay for my Christmas this year.
JOCKEY Sam Waley-Cohen insists Long Run could be peaking at the right time ahead of his defence of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup next Friday.
NICKY Henderson's view of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup does not differ vastly from the bookmakers, with the trainer predicting an ultra-close fifth clash between Long Run and Kauto Star.