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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)

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