Meaning of “a long way to go” in the English Dictionary

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"a long way to go" in British English

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a long way to go

a lot of work to do or improvements to make:

He has a long way to go before he can present the plans to the public.

(Definition of “a long way to go” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"a long way to go" in American English

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a long way to go

a large amount of time and effort:

You’ve got a long way to go before you’re ready to compete at the national level.

(Definition of “a long way to go” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)