over the short haul

over the short haul

Over the course of a short period of time; in, during, or for the immediate future. While the bill will fund the government over the short haul, it does nothing to address the overall budget deficit that still looms over the country. Popular diets can give you rapid weight loss over the short haul, but that weight often comes right back on in a few months' time.
See also: haul, over, short

over the short haul

 and in the short haul; in the short run
Fig. for the immediate future. over the short haul, you'd be better off to put your money in the bank. over the short haul, you may wish you had done something different. But things will work out all right.
See also: haul, over, short