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English definition of “long”

long

adjective
 
 
/lɒŋ/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe the situation in which you buy and keep shares, etc. because you expect them to rise in value and make a profit: Nobody wants to be long on stocks over a weekend of economic uncertainty, because stocks may fall sharply in value when markets reopen on Monday.
do/have/work long hours/days WORKPLACE to work more hours each day than people usually do: In spite of the New Deal, junior doctors are still working dangerously long hours. → See also long-hours culture
(Definition of long adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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