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English definition of “long”

long

adjective     /lɒŋ/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe the situation in which you buy and keep shares , etc. because you expect them to rise in value and make a profit : Nobody wants to be long on stocks over a weekend of economic uncertainty , because stocks may fall sharply in value when markets reopen on Monday .
do/have/work long hours/days WORKPLACE to work more hours each day than people usually do: In spite of the New Deal , junior doctors are still working dangerously long hours . → See also long-hours culture
(Definition of long adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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