Definition of in the long run in English:

in the long run


  • Over or after a long period of time; eventually.

    ‘it saves money in the long run’
    • ‘Although bosses admit the changes will cause teething problems they say it will work well in the long run.’
    • ‘As well as improving performance, the new units would also save money in the long run.’
    • ‘Constantly exceeding the normal hours of work is not, in the long run, of benefit to employers.’
    • ‘They may trap you for several years on a variable rate which could prove expensive in the long run.’
    • ‘The earlier you take action, the less money it will cost you in the long run.’
    • ‘I gave up music to do Latin because I thought it would be better in the long run.’
    • ‘The project will both use a renewable source of power as well as save the university money in the long run.’
    • ‘Of course it would be difficult, but the benefits in the long run would be worth it.’
    • ‘Engineering skills are no longer appreciated in this country and we will all suffer in the long run for it.’
    • ‘He said two teachers had already been recruited but they were looking for about ten more in the long run.’
    eventually, in the end, ultimately, when all is said and done, in the final analysis, in the fullness of time
    at the end of the day
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