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