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"in the long run" in British English

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in the long run

B2 at a time that is far away in the future: It seems a lot of effort but I'm sure it's the best solution in the long run.
(Definition of in the long run from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"in the long run" in American English

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in the long run

at some time in the future: You may want to quit school now, but in the long run, you’ll regret it.
(Definition of in the long run from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in the long run”
in Chinese (Simplified) 从长远看, 终究…
in Chinese (Traditional) 從長遠看, 終究…
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