Meaning of “go a long way toward(s) doing sth” in the English Dictionary

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"go a long way toward(s) doing sth" in British English

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go a long way toward(s) doing sth

to be very helpful:

The money raised will go a long way towards providing essential food and medicine.

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