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Meaning of “in the long run” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​bestsolution 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 ​quitschool 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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