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

"in the short run" in British English

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in the short run

at a ​time that is near in the ​future: It's not a ​longtermsolution, but it will ​savemoney in the ​short run.
(Definition of in the short run from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"in the short run" in American English

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in the short run

for a short ​period of ​time: This may ​savemoney in the short ​run, but it will ​eventuallycost you more.
(Definition of in the short run from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in the short run”
in Chinese (Simplified) 从短期看, 不久…
in Chinese (Traditional) 從短期看, 不久…
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