Meaning of “not last long” in the English Dictionary

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"not last long" in British English

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not last long

UK also not last five minutes

to fail or be unsuccessful very soon:

You won't last long in your job if you carry on being so rude to the customers.
He wouldn't last five minutes in the police force - it's far too tough for him.

(Definition of “not last long” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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