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take the long view

To consider the long-term consequences of something. The board is taking the long view and is recommending to invest to make the company sustainable. You need to take the long view on this and stop only thinking about what will happen today.
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take the ˈlong view (of something)

think about the possible future effects of something rather than its immediate effects: You always have to take the long view when you are thinking about spending money on education.If we really want to save the planet, we must take the long view in our energy policy.
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