Meaning: This means 'over a long period of time', 'in the end' or 'in the final result'.
- Category: General
Idioms similar to 'In the long run'
- A long row to hoe
- The long and short
- Draw a long bow
- By a long chalk
- It's as broad as it is long
- Cast a long shadow
- Cut a long story short
- How long is a piece of string
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