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English definition of “not last long”

not last long

(UK also not last five minutes)
to fail or be unsuccessful very soon: You won't last long in your job if you carry on being so rude to the customers. He wouldn't last five minutes in the police force - it's far too tough for him.
(Definition of not last long from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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