over the long haul
over the long hauland in the long haul; in the long run
Fig. long term; over a long period of time. over the long haul, this model will prove best. This will last in the long haul.
over the long haulmainly AMERICAN
COMMON If you talk about the effect or result that something has over the long haul, you are talking about its effect over a long period of time. Note: A haul in the following expressions means a journey. The smart economic message for the nation is that careful leadership, coupled with patience, will accomplish more over the long haul. It's an investment that should pay off over the long haul.