Meaning of LONG in English

LONG

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a big/long scar

For the patients, keyhole surgery means no big scar.

a brief/short/long hiatus

There was a brief hiatus in the war.

a deep/long breath (= in which you breathe a lot of air in slowly )

She took a deep breath and knocked on the door.

a long absence

She was apprehensive about studying again after such a long absence.

a long bath

A long hot bath is a great way of relaxing.

a long beach

All around the coast of Lanzarote are long beaches of golden sand.

a long campaign

Her father fought a long campaign for an investigation to be held.

a long chat

We sat down and had a long chat.

a long day

I got up at 5 this morning so it’s been a long day.

a long dress (= that goes down to your ankles )

Most of the women were wearing long dresses.

a long face (= an unhappy expression )

What’s the long face for?

a long hill

The bus started going up the long hill into town.

a long journey

They arrived tired from their long journey.

a long moment

He was silent for a long moment before replying.

a long night (= a night when you do not sleep or you work hard )

Everyone was tired and grumpy. It had been a long night.

a long nightmare

How can we bring an end to the long nightmare in the Middle East?

a long ordeal

After thirteen days, the hostages' long ordeal finally ended.

a long pause

There was a long pause before anyone spoke.

a long rest

What I need is a nice long rest.

a long shadow

Long shadows stretched across the grass from the apple trees.

a long sigh

With a long sigh, she tried to shake off her sombre mood.

a long silence

‘He’s dead.’ There was a long silence.

a long sleep

He needed a decent meal and a long sleep.

a long slope

The street led up a long slope.

a long stare

The man fixed him with a long, deliberate stare.

a long stay

During his long stay in the south, he painted only one portrait.

a long strike

Most teachers wouldn’t be in favour of a long strike.

a long talk

I had a long talk with Nora this morning.

a long time

I haven’t seen him for a long time.

a long tradition

This country has a long tradition of accepting political refugees.

a long vacation

She decided to take a long vacation.

a long walk

We went for a long walk in the woods.

a long weekend (= Saturday, Sunday, and also Friday or Monday or both )

In August we had a long weekend in the Lake District.

a long word

She didn’t understand all the long words.

a long/great/considerable distance

The sound of guns seemed a long distance away.

a long/leisurely breakfast (= not hurried )

On Sunday mornings I like to have a leisurely breakfast.

a long/lengthy battle

his long battle with alcoholism

a long/lengthy delay

Patients often face long delays in getting the treatment they need.

a long/lengthy description

I didn't want to hear a lengthy description of their holiday.

a long/lengthy period

They had to spend long periods apart.

a long/lingering kiss

He gave her a a long, slow, lingering kiss.

a long/long-term lease

We’re negotiating a long-term lease on the building.

a long/prolonged spell

We have just had a long spell of unusually dry weather.

a long/short illness

She nursed him through his long illness.

Arthur died following a short illness.

a short/long ride

I climbed slowly aboard the bus for the long ride to Hawkesworth.

a stiff/long sentence (= a long time in prison )

Police officers are demanding stiffer sentences for offenders.

all night long (= used to emphasize that something continues for the whole night )

The noise continued all night long!

before long (= soon )

Other students joined in the protest, and before long there was a crowd of 200 or so.

come a long way

I’ve come a long way to see you.

fall far/a long way/well short of sth

Facilities in these schools fall far short of the standards required.

fall into a deep/long etc sleep (= start sleeping deeply, for a long time etc )

He lay down on his bed and fell into a deep sleep.

far too much/long/busy etc

That’s far too much to pay.

It would take me far too long to explain.

for as long as...live

I’ll never forget this for as long as I live .

go back a long way (= we have been friends for a long time )

We go back a long way .

grow your hair (long) (= let it grow longer )

I’m growing my hair long, but it’s taking forever.

grow...long

I’ve decided to grow my hair long .

have a good/bad/long etc day

Simon looked as if he’d had a bad day at the office.

have a good/long/unusual etc menu

The new restaurant on Fifth Street has an excellent menu.

have a long memory (= if you have a long memory, you remember things for a long time )

He has a long memory for people who have let him down.

have a long/happy etc marriage

They have a happy marriage.

how much more/longer/further

How much longer do we have to wait?

How much further is it?

in...for the long haul (= going to stay involved until the end )

I’m in this for the long haul .

it’s been a long...haul

At last we’ve won our freedom but it’s been a long bitter haul .

living...longer

People on average are living much longer than before.

long ago/a long time ago

He should have finished at university long ago, but he kept taking extra courses.

long ago/a long time ago

He should have finished at university long ago, but he kept taking extra courses.

long and hard (= hard, for a long time, before making a decision )

I thought long and hard about taking the role.

long boots (= as high as your knees or thighs )

I bought a pair of long leather boots.

long dead (= dead for a long time )

All those people I knew then are long dead now.

long division

long drawn-out

The government wants to avoid a long drawn-out war against the rebel forces.

long exile

The first of many refugees have finally returned home from a long exile in Senegal.

long experience (= experience gained over a long period of time )

New prison officers are partnered by officers with long experience of dealing with violent prisoners.

long hard look (= examine very carefully )

This month, take a long hard look at where your money is going.

long history

The 1970s were the most successful in the theatre's long history.

long johns

long jump

long line

This is the latest in a long line of political scandals.

long on...short on

The president’s speech was long on colorful phrases but short on solutions.

long overdue

We welcome this announcement and think it’s long overdue .

long past

Come on Annie, it’s long past your bedtime.

long past

a tradition rooted in times long past

long stretches of time

She doesn’t leave the house for long stretches of time .

long wave

long (= lasting a long time )

The long winter finally came to an end.

long

His nose was long and his chin square.

long (= a long period between getting engaged and getting married )

Neither of them wanted a long engagement.

long

A few of the boys had long hair.

long

Her long nails were painted a pearly pink.

long

The Severn is the longest river in Britain.

long

Some dinosaurs had long necks and equally long tails.

long

The speeches were all really long.

long/big

Already a long queue had formed outside the concert hall

There was a big queue.

longer/higher/worse etc than usual

It is taking longer than usual for orders to reach our customers.

long/lengthy

Try to be patient through the long process of healing.

long/lengthy

After lengthy negotiations, a compromise was finally reached.

long/short blast

a long trumpet blast

long/short

I was very tired after the long flight.

long/short

She was thrilled to get a long letter from her son.

long/short

He read out a long list of errors.

long...take

How long is this going to take ?

long/three-hour/two-week etc wait

There was an hour wait before the next train departed.

nice big/new/long etc

a nice long holiday

a nice new car

not long afterwards

She died not long afterwards .

short/long skirt

a short skirt and high heels

some/a little/a long way ahead

The clinic was now in sight, some way ahead.

soon/not long/shortly after (sth)

Not long after the wedding, his wife became ill.

The family moved to Hardingham in June 1983, and Sarah’s first child was born soon after.

tall/long

I walked with the tall grass brushing my knees.

the longest recession

The British economy was in its longest recession since the Second World War.

thought long and hard

He had thought long and hard before getting involved with the project.

travel a great/long etc distance

In some countries children must travel great distances to school each day.

wait long (= wait a long time – used especially in questions or negative sentences )

She did not have to wait long for a train.

wake/be woken from a deep/long etc sleep

A very long time later I woke from a deep sleep.

wear your hair long/in a ponytail etc (= have that style of hair )

He wore his hair in a ponytail.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

as

None of this is likely to change the dynamics of stadium-bidding, as long as the sports-league cartels distort the market.

This profiling process can go on for as long as two or three weeks.

Some analysts wonder how Mr Ayling survived as long as he did.

The laws hold only as long as no other factors enter in, which might modify them in particular cases.

State Farm, an insurance company, keeps its agents for twice as long as the industry average.

Plenty of room there for plucking new generations of consumers, as long as salesmanship remains legal.

Commercial and cargo flights would be allowed as long as they were inspected at their departure points.

Yet they persist anyway-at least they do as long as they are leaders.

how

No, I don't know how long .

An analysis of how long it will take for all HIV-infected cells to die off.

There was the main staircase she had climbed with Clive a while - how long ? - ago.

The whole Galaxy is, and has been for Space knows how long .

But how long must it be?

Officials are unsure how long it will take for Bonin to die.

She had genuinely possessed no idea of how long servants worked, and for how little.

And how long will they not believe in me, in spite of all the signs which I have wrought among them?

much

That will not go on much longer .

Now all that was left of the farm was a very thin goat which would not last much longer .

It may not rage much longer .

A teaspoon of domestic antiseptic, like Savlon, in their water will give them a much longer life.

Ladies, you don't have to wait much longer .

I just feel it can't go on much longer .

However they may not need a bus much longer .

I am sorry to inform you that hair that splits excessively probably won't grow much longer .

no

It is no longer enough simply to say that the hypothesis is too speculative and does not deserve to be tested.

When you are chronically stressed because of work and demands, your hormones no longer ebb and flow normally.

But now I get the feeling that fantasy is no longer enough.

Danley said that the Union no longer had the majority support of the employees.

But a strange thing has happened: I no longer understand exactly what it was I did in advertising.

There are no teeth, no long , lower-jaw, no huge lower lip and hardly any tongue.

It may be only when we no longer think of ourselves as internet users that the virtual age will truly have arrived.

so

By waiting so long , it has made itself vulnerable to a systemic collapse.

Anyway, it may not matter whom Dole selects, so long as the person is not a Quayle-style political liability.

They took so long to repair the pipe that the ceiling was black and bits of plaster were falling off.

That team camaraderie is probably why I had played basketball so long .

But I haven't bothered with dresses for so long - it brings back some happy memories of my young days.

The decision had taken so long and polio had so retreated from public concern that it was all anticlimactic.

The end of an era has come, but it's a shame it took so long to arrive.

It took so long to get herself back because both her professional and personal independence were jeopardized by motherhood.

too

We have stayed too long within doors.

Behind the current absurdity here lies a novel assertion by House Speaker Newt Gingrich that has gone unexamined for too long .

A whole day was too long - even a few hours would be too late.

I guess because it seemed to take too long .

Even the precautions he took could not allay her fears and it wasn't too long before he gave up trying.

Thirty-three years is a long time to outlive a son, too long.

That can be very disappointing, especially if they leave it too long .

It was not too long after the game that the police sirens started.

very

Many of these had not been Christians for very long .

His music will continue to be performed for a very long time.

They didn't speak for a very long time.

The truss system requires a very long lead time.

Although they enjoyed their lifestyle there was evidence that very long hours were worked, greater than the individual enterprises actually required.

It has a very long neck like a duck, and the front of the body sometimes has a faint purple tinge.

However, since in this situation customers never knew what they were buying, the scheme didn't last very long .

He started by doing stints in the three main factories in London, Manchester and Edinburgh, often working very long hours.

■ NOUN

day

It'd been a long day and the preceding nights had been nightmarish - literally.

Graham, who was about twenty years older than Harrison, became his patron at the end of one long day together.

After that it was all weather: frosts and rains and spring and summer, and the long days growing longer.

When my son and I go home to an already long day , my day is not over by a long shot.

Everyone is contemplating an early night - it has been a long day , one of the busiest for a while.

The long day had begun with a mean dumping, but it had almost no end of possibilities, she mused.

A long day was in store.

It had been a long day .

delay

There was then a long delay for which no explanation has been given.

And finally, the bottom line, is the budget approved without long delay and nit-picking?

This caused long delays and confusion.

The book lags in the middle, the pacing slowed by an overly long delay in getting to the murder scene.

Attendance at clinic is probably encouraged by avoiding long delays and making the visit worthwhile.

David Campos, the chief investigator, is troubled by the long delay .

You will be notified if a longer delay is expected.

When there is a long delay in starting treatment, the depression may be prolonged.

distance

Nearly half of these poorer people came from within a 20-mile radius, but some of the others came long distances .

Category one services are likely to include international long distance , intra-city long distance and local phone calls.

The booklet was criticised during its draft stages for including details of accommodation such a long distance away.

In contrast to other parts of the country, she noted, Southern Californians willingly drive long distances for fun and work.

Advice centre plus hostel for homeless wives, or those travelling long distances .

By vastly cheapening the carriage of heavy materials over long distances , the canals also brought about indirect changes in the landscape.

Sometimes children commute long distances from home to school, from school to juku.

drive

Scottie loved travelling and behaved splendidly during the long drives and sailing periods.

In my family, we established traditions for talking on long drives .

Cattle were no longer taken on long drives , but were delivered by rail and cattle drives were then made illegal.

He walks up and down the long drive through the park.

As we're leaving for our long drive home, Ali walks us to the car and closes our doors.

It's a long drive home to Beverly Hills.

The long drive to the house climbed to the main door.

Glover thought his silent thoughts on Lucky as they made the long drive .

hair

I would really love to have long hair but it never seems to grow at the back, only at the fringe!

And he has long hair and funny eye-glasses.

She was kneeling on a kitchen chair, her long hair trailing in the margarine, when she heard the steps.

I recognized one musician who had long hair and the slanted eyes of a Tatar.

She brushed her long hair into a shining mane and arranged it carefully around her shoulders.

His long hair stopped neatly at the level where it curved most attractively, but his shave was indifferent.

The girls' long hair flowing over tight turtle-neck sweaters, eyes darkened against pale skin.

Quickly, Della let down her beautiful, long hair .

haul

It is a long haul for schools.

Over the long haul , how you see others may be even more important in helping your dreams come true.

A buyer for the long haul would not skate far past the optimal point and towards bankruptcy costs.

More plentiful adult material, about sexuality for the long haul , would have deepened the work.

Waterville Valley and the World Cup finals in late March was going to be a long haul .

It sounds like hell over the long haul .

It had been a long haul .

The county could subsidize the longer hauls from North County through a discount on tip fees.

history

Public expenditure control has a long history dating back to the early eighteenth century.

They usually have long histories of negative self-perceptions and do not expect their teachers to be truly interested in them.

Although regulations relating to health and safety have a long history , the sweep and scope of the new powers are unprecedented.

Local government Local government audit has a long history .

She has a long history of difficulty with her parents.

But these positive achievements were enmeshed with the longer history of middle-class women's involvement in social regulation and class disciplining.

Edey said Avanesian acknowledged a long history of domestic discord with his wife.

journey

She sat bolt upright in the back seat during the hour long journey , some of which was on a motorway.

He said he felt very comfortable during the long journey .

The boat was too small for a long journey , and I did not want to die at sea.

A young woman whose pagan father locked her in a tower before leaving on a long journey .

Even on long journeys early trains had no corridors, lavatories, dining cars or heating.

I wondered what it would be like to travel on this long journey .

Our lives journey is a life long journey and our promised land is nothing other than heaven itself.

It was not a long journey and as the sun was shining it was a very pleasant one.

jump

They will also clash in the senior women's long jump and the shot.

Carl Lewis has done it in the 100 and 200 meters, tossing in the long jump for good measure.

Avoid the aliens, a super long jump will get you over the other two.

Ewry also took the standing long jump at 11-4 and the standing triple jump with a whopping 37-7.

The long jump , javelin and 800 are on the second.

Was it Carl Lewis falling prostrate after his gold medal long jump ?

This is one country where he never was going to grab the gold medal in the long jump .

leg

He was just there, with his long legs and his smooth shoulders and his golden hair and his pride.

She keeps walking, her long legs taking long, purposeful strides.

Her forearms and much of her long legs were bare, visible, pale as her face.

She swung her long legs over the side of the bed and got up.

Smallish plover-like birds, with fairly long legs and pointed bills.

This is a terribly uncomfortable position, unless you have either very long legs or a big rear end.

Through her hair, which now lay in a tangle about her face, she saw a pair of long legs flex.

His long legs were wrapped round it, and he was clutching at a dangling light fitting.

life

They are among the dozens of people in this beautiful, isolated region who live extraordinarily long lives .

line

In the shorter term, cyanide fishing also depletes stocks faster than the traditional use of long lines , or even nets.

That means long lines and lengthy delays at skycap stations and ticket counters.

The long line of hedge bordering the next field was a good fifty yards away.

Neill triumphantly flies in the face of a long line of buffoon kings on film.

The name Venturous was a break from the long line of traditional names for Cutters as it had never previously been used.

There were probably long lines at confession that next week.

Two Tyne class and the last of the long line of Aruns had also gone to their new stations.

Some delegates later lingered in long lines to shake her hand.

list

The Robins' main problem, is a long list of injuries.

It was the job world that generated those long lists of qualifications that discriminated against people who did not have good educations.

That is just one of many anomalies in what will be a long list in Committee.

Bond ticks off a long list of social dances that over the years have offended the over-30 set.

It's one of a long list of endangered species in a 2 hour Central Documentary tonight.

I am glad that I have written out the long list of what I have endured in the last several months.

A long list of names yes, but there's nothing larger here than a quintet format.

It would be a very long list .

night

They pulled out a book and a thermos flask, and settled in for the long night ahead.

Pad and pencil were more than Glover could take after a long night under the weight of his thought.

Many long nights he would brood in his tower, and soon he was turned stoop-shouldered and prematurely old by his duties.

Once after a long night of studies, a fellow student told Richardson she looked a little tired.

During the long night , the car would have been joined silently by another.

Even after the long night he smelled nutty and clean.

It was the longest night she had ever spent.

The live one had lain across him all that horrible long night in the storm.

pause

There was a long pause , one more breath, and that was all.

There was a long pause while he picked his teeth and looked down into the seat of his chair.

Apparently they did, for there was a long pause before the door hissed open.

A long pause , then the pointer went to fifty.

The other pair of feet moved round to join the pair by the driver's door ... long pause .

There was a long pause as we all tried to hold back the giggles.

period

These may seem long periods but the work was so well done that the paintwork was never shabby.

But such research would require staggering amounts of money 21 and very long periods of time.

In general, elite settlements stem from long periods of conflict and crises that threaten to rekindle widespread violence.

Fortunately the Pequod picks him up after a long period in the water.

This relationship, for very long periods , was in equilibrium.

By comparison, the average return from investing in stocks over long periods of time has been about 7 percent above inflation.

For a longer period than in years gone by they can expect to be on their own together.

range

They are responsible for the long range planning activities of the firm and they will set the overall goals.

Even at long range , without the help of an on board computer, Earth could still supervise this operation.

The Helblaster has a strength of 5 at short range and 4 at long range.

This means, of course, that each killing will have to take place at medium to long range .

This has no mass of its own, so the force that it carries is long range .

Impacts on land are severe short-range hazards, but impacts in the ocean are dangerous even at very long ranges .

He jinked and tried a burst at long range , but the Halberstadt was diving hard now and pulling away.

He must be distracted from long range dangers by absorbing his mind in temporary pleasures.

run

And although there is usually another promise about interest rates, in the long run it usually means very little.

The funding to do anything, however, must in the long run derive from national resources.

In the long run , persistent current account deficits are difficult and costly to sustain and are damaging to an economy.

The time spent doing this will be worthwhile in the long run .

In the long run , this was thought to be about 3 percent per year.

In the long run , the outcome of the Delphi Chassis strike could be less important than the walkout itself.

It's expensive but worth it in the long run .

In the long run , both absorbed their invaders, but at very great cost.

shot

He had not told Rory everything, not by a long shot .

Well, actually, he wanted two things, but he knew the second was a long shot .

It does no harm to write to the nearest local residents and businesses, but generally this is a long shot .

Not always, by a long shot .

And the policeman wanted to check his facts before deciding to take a chance on a long shot .

Mr Purple was a 300-1 long shot .

Some long shots burnished their chances, some favourites lost ground.

When my son and I go home to an already long day, my day is not over by a long shot .

silence

A long silence fell between us.

Eventually the ground seemed to stabilize and there was a long silence during which the mist curled slowly upwards.

There was a long silence as Merrill fought a desire to drop the subject which had goaded her ever since Elise died.

The reply is a long , long silence .

There was a longer silence from the other end of the phone this time.

There is a long silence , broken only by a man belching and a topless, middle-aged woman giggling.

The shuffling stopped, followed by a long silence .

The long silence that followed would become a familiar feature of night raids filled with uncertainty and pregnant with disaster.

story

But a long story was an indulgence.

Civilization is in fact the longest story of all.

To cut a long story short, he threw them out of the house.

To make a long story short, this went through three levels of maintenance, all with the same result.

To cut a long story short, they did rejoin us at lunch-time, De Gaulle no longer looking shit-scared so much as downright shifty.

The longest story is so full of pathos that the joke lines elicit only sympathy, not laughter.

It's not a long story .

stretch

Foreign language learners need to enter into long stretches of communication, in real and complex situations.

She was last seen alive early that evening on a long stretch of deserted road outside Aurora.

The long stretch of the spit curved ahead of me.

The long stretch of joblessness had started him reflecting philosophically about friendship.

This grouping worked quite efficiently, and a long stretch of fence was built on Donald's first day.

Two years ago, we had a lot of hot fires and were going for a long stretch .

It was an almost unbelievable sight in this desolate landscape, a long stretch of vivid blue water fringed by green reedbeds.

Players work long stretches gathering clues without a villain in sight.

term

Beyond these direct consequences such labs have implications for the long term development of the host-country's scientific capacity and capability.

And, no matter how modestly it begins, the effort must be sustainable over the long term .

Yet in the longer term a regime resting upon the narrowing social base of the landowning nobility was doomed.

We consider him a valuable asset, so we had to respond to keep him for the long term .

In the long term , he argues correctly, this is in the shareholders' interest too.

Any outstanding debt repayment requirements and / or restrictive covenants on long term debt agreements are additional important. considerations.

The dams etc may also have been designed to attract industry and so benefit the country in the long term .

And in government, accounting systems give the long term short shrift.

time

But to tell the truth, for a long time I've been slightly lost as a dealer.

The ferret can drink and will live a long time should it escape.

We kissed for a long time .

Frankly, she could survive in great happiness for a very long time without ever setting eyes on him again.

But to wrench Aunt Lou from the home which had been hers for such a long time would be to kill her.

Several minutes later, her husband noticed that the water had been running for what seemed like a long time .

tradition

Tamayo's insistence on using new materials to construct his prints is very much part of a long tradition in modern art.

Established in 1912, Olympus has a long tradition of good design, using the finest materials and quality craftsmanship.

This is in line with a long tradition and there may be more established composers willing to accept such commissions than is realised.

There is a long tradition of attending Ballycastle Fair, and some still go.

Swindon Town and Oxford United fans have a long tradition of rivalry.

Social History Ulster has a long tradition of rural industry and peasant agriculture.

This has not consisted simply of middle-class reformers defining the working-class family as problematic, for which there is a long tradition .

A family with a long tradition of service at the head of which is a woman of very strong high moral values.

wait

Ironically, later auf became a local expression for a long wait , or working for nothing.

Blue resigns himself to a long wait and then settles down with his newspapers and magazines.

There was running and shouting outside, then a long wait in silence.

And if you around here looking for justice, you got a long wait .

But as you've got a long wait for the next production, let's move on to the town itself.

Walking without tripping was enough after such a long wait .

Ferguson can not afford to wait if United are to end their long wait for the League title this season.

More frequent and longer waits for services and entertainment.

walk

From Seelisberg there is a longer walk which is particularly rewarding in the sustained panoramic views it offers.

On the long walk down the hall Glover picked a crawling pace calculated to paralyze an opponent this young.

He wrote and asked father if I might go out with him on one of his long walks .

You took a long walk in the park or through some interesting part of town.

For variety and to make a longer walk you can try the three circular walks which leave the towpath at various points.

During his long walk home, he tried to figure out how to justify a return visit.

The children took Ben for long walks , again crossing the rape fields.

I walked , after a few cold beers, to the edge of town, and it was a long walk.

way

The new, improved materials available have gone a long way towards extending the lifespan of today's flat roof.

These will go a long way to lessen the real danger of accidental war or nuclear catastrophe due to misinformation.

A long way ahead of him, a young woman was walking, slowly, swinging her handbag.

When your fingers do the walk-ing, they can travel a long way these days.

The dawn was a long way away.

We had walked a long way together.

She's a long way away.

Still, Apple has a long way to go.

while

When the names and numbers were read out it was a long while before we heard the name of Deerhurst.

They played together for a long while .

He hasn't play in the 1st team since a long while and will be bring some enthusiasm to the team.

A baby carriage was overturned, and a heavy rain of black ash descended for a long while afterward.

Apart from a few weddings she hadn't been inside a church for a long while .

For a long while after that first day, I could not live with the dead woman and her possessions.

For a long while , the crime question provided the principal means to underscore the cultural concerns of this new nationalist racism.

I stood there for a long while , gazing at him.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fast/good/long etc ball

A bit like Dorigo ie he can cross a good ball when necessary.

Anyway he is 24, is a good ball winner and throws himself around a bit.

Jackson will supplant Charlie Ward as the starting point guard, giving the team a better ball distributor.

Leeds do play a lot of football, but they hit a long ball as well.

Phillips seized on a long ball and found himself with only Manninger to beat.

Pow, Janir hit a long ball into the blackberry bushes beside the creek.

Root threw me a fast ball .

a little (of sth) goes a long way

A little ketchup goes a long way.

Clearly, a little imagination goes a long way.

Like a powerful adhesive, a little of it goes a long way.

as long as you like/as much as you like etc

as long as your arm

Instead of hiring child care I traded it with other parents: I had a list as long as my arm .

Mr Linley stuck out a microphone as long as his arm , right up to those ragged jaws.

My record's as long as my arm - even longer.

at (long) last

At last , we were able to afford a house.

And I, at last , had some one to talk to.

And then, at last , I crossed a high mountain pass to discover smoke drifting across my route.

But his work lives on, and after decades of neglect he is rediscovered, celebrated anew and recognized at last .

Lendl's 7-6 6-2 defeat by Omar Camporese follows his opening match loss at last week's Madrid Open.

Now, at last , they are coming home.

Well, at last I got my chance.

be a long shot

It does no harm to write to the nearest local residents and businesses, but generally this is a long shot .

It was a long shot , but he might have been calling from his usual hotel in Lagos.

It was a long shot , of course, but if she looked carefully she might find something.

It was a long shot , very long.

This is a long shot , but I still want to try it.

We are long shots and we are approaching it that way.

Well, actually, he wanted two things, but he knew the second was a long shot .

be a long time/10 years etc in the making

by a long way

And before they went there I thought they would, by a long way .

He plays both but his preference, and by a long way , is for gaelic football.

In the home market, it led the field by a long way , with 4,337,487 units sold.

It is by a long way his preferred title when he refers to himself.

It is, by a long way , the greatest test yet of whether he is up to the job.

Moreover, the pretty paper kites in the clear blue skies still outnumber the documentary versions by a long way .

The expense allowances they received often failed, sometimes by a long way , to cover the costs they had to meet.

for the long haul

go a long way towards doing sth

And Monday's game will go a long way towards determining Wright's future.

For it was he who arranged the finance which went a long way towards putting the station on the air.

Friedman's statement of the natural rate hypothesis went a long way towards reconciling such evidence with basic classical theory.

In doing so it can go a long way towards lifting the depression which has afflicted too many teachers in recent years.

Schema theory can go a long way towards explaining the sender's choice and arrangement of information in communication.

The new, improved materials available have gone a long way towards extending the lifespan of today's flat roof.

This decision goes a long way towards demonstrating the untenability of the marital-rape exemption in modern times.

This will also go a long way towards preventing your neighbour complaining about the noise you make.

have come a long way

Computer technology has come a long way since the 1970s.

Psychiatry has come a long way since the 1920s.

Simulators have come a long way in recent years and today many of them use screen addressing to update the information.

There are still many gaps, but we have come a long way.

They have come a long way, so they spend the first few hours greeting each other.

We certainly have come a long way.

We have come a long way since then, and one of the greatest stresses in the world today is loneliness.

in the long run

All our hard work will be worth it in the long run .

And in the long run . it will help to ensure continuing good health.

Besides which, in the long run it came down to the word of four people against one.

Besides, in the long run , what good would it do?

But in the long run the outcome of the race between food production and population growth remains too hard to call.

By putting their money as well as their trust into credit, they are in the long run paying more, not less.

He will not in the long run profit from arrangements that turn the surviving research institutes into training grounds for emigrant specialists.

What might I do in the long run ?

Your educated boys went at it a little more privately and gracefully, but sometimes destroyed more people in the long run .

in the long/short/medium term

it's a long story

long live democracy/freedom etc

long live the King/Queen! etc

long since

I've long since stopped caring about him.

Clearly he had long since trained himself to tune out all awareness of boys unless they menaced his engine or coachwork.

He had long since given up reading the tabloids.

Other staff had long since gone home.

That one has long since vanished, as a result of the Falls' implacable backward erosion.

The Democratic Party has long since taken black voters for granted.

The reservoir behind it would have long since silted up.

Women who had long since stopped listening except to their own ossified ramblings.

long-fingered/slim-fingered etc

long-stemmed/short-stemmed etc

long/regular/late etc hours

A junior hospital doctor was telling Virginia Bottomley of the long hours he worked in casualty.

During the decline of hand-loom weaving, more and more families were brought under the necessity of working longer hours .

He had gone to Peterborough and worked long hours in a canning factory only so that he could own this bike.

Instead he spent long hours alone, reading memoranda, and making check marks to indicate the recommendations that he ap-proved.

It meant long hours for the pilots, flight deck crews, repair crews and cooks.

It provides leisure time, one of the prime goals for which most men work long hours and years.

These data are there for the asking, and they can provide a shortcut to long hours of interviews and observations.

We have acted to reduce the long hours worked by junior doctors in hospitals.

long/slow haul

Can we clean out the garage at last and buy for the long haul ?

In the long haul , Rex wanted what we all want, a measure of financial security.

It is necessary to get things into perspective before the long haul to the Southern Hemisphere, though.

Miles per gallon Then, on a long haul , it wouldn't go up hill or overtake on the flat.

Over the long haul , how you see others may be even more important in helping your dreams come true.

That would be a long haul .

The county could subsidize the longer hauls from North County through a discount on tip fees.

Those who do not fancy long haul can share short flights between two or three budding pilots.

long/thick etc -bodied

not (all) that long/many etc

And not that many women really feel comfortable going for the jugular.

He doesn't recognize the name, not that many people seem to know his or that of his publisher.

He would do the job himself if he had the time-and had the job not that many years ago.

I was told the rules, there were not that many and most were sensible.

McPhail, 20, is making a run for the board not that long after having graduated from the system himself.

So there is not that long a wait.

Thankfully there were not that many in cars.

Well, maybe not that many things.

not any more/longer

I didn't want to get back inside, not any more.

Perhaps yes I did love her once but not any more.

She used to wonder where he'd been in the meantime, but not any more.

There is no profit to be made there, Guillamon, not any more.

These procedures are not any more likely to be successful beyond this limit.

Well, maybe not now, not any more, now the results were so clear.

Well, not any more than usual.

Well, not any more, but he did once when I was a kid.

over the long haul

sb is not long for this world

so long!

take the long view (of sth)

Any time we set out to change our lives or the world, we have to take the long view .

But I think you must take the long view .

It was an error to take the long view in the face of moral objections.

One had to take the long view .

The fox of Damascus, ruthlessly in control since 1970, has always taken the long view .

the long jump

to cut a long story short

I was a waitress in a bar and he was one of my customers, and that, to cut a long story short, is how we met.

to cut a long story short

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Gone With the Wind" is a really long book.

a long ballgown

a woman in a long black gown

Exercise can help people live longer, healthier lives.

Get me a measuring tape - I'll show you how long I want the skirt.

He died after a long illness.

He has a long last name that nobody can pronounce.

Her hair was long , honey-blonde, and tied back in a ponytail.

How long is the trailer? I don't think it will fit in the garage.

I don't like long hair on guys.

I don't want to make a long speech, but I hope you'll bear with me while I mention a few people who have helped.

I like the book, but the chapters are really long .

It's a long flight - 15 hours.

Look how long Ayesha's hair is getting.

Oh dear, this is going to be a long list of things I was supposed to do but didn't.

Rome has the longest shopping street in Europe.

She led them down a long corridor, through countless swinging doors.

Some snakes can grow up to 30 feet long .

The meeting was too long .

The place has a long Welsh name that I can't pronounce.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

For the long term, today's crisis is obviously a poor guide.

However, these pauses were considerably longer for the philosophical section of the passage than for the description of the countryside.

I thought they were cute, naturally, but I never realised that they come from a long tradition.

One was young with a cupid face dotted with two splotches of rouge, and long brown hair.

They stood for a long time in silence, and the others left them alone.

Those damn registers were in the stores for three long years, until some one in Accounting decided they could be written off.

II. adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

overdue

A visit from Mrs Brocklebank was long overdue .

This commonsense legislation was long overdue .

We are long overdue for a complete overhaul of the mathematics curriculum at all levels.

Repairs to embassy buildings and the replacement of outdated computer hardware are said to be long overdue .

A statutory clarification of their status is long overdue .

It is clear this system is out of control and that comprehensive reforms are long overdue .

The changes now taking place in your life are long overdue and positive.

Again, these changes were long overdue and were welcomed by all reasonable people and organizations.

■ VERB

establish

The network has long established plans for such incidents and says these worked well.

Some, like regulation, tax policy, contracting, and grants, were long established .

The present convention is long established and provides a basis on which we can stand.

Word of the Barrio barred owl spread among birders by means of an efficient and long established telephone grapevine.

Homoeopathy can be safe and effective and was established long before most of our present allopathic treatments.

go

We rippled on the yellow sheet, the counterpane - and us - long gone .

I know she likes the blossoms of the apple trees in the twilight, but they are long gone .

In contrast to Healings, the traditional looking Abbey Mill still smacks of days long gone .

The recession that helped propel Clinton to the White House is long gone .

That vision of Toronto is long gone .

Ironically, the huge brick factories are long gone , but the delicate glass remains.

It is a hangover from those long gone days when it was actually used for darning socks!

The pre-theater crowd should be long gone and there is no event at the Staples Center.

last

At long last a hardbound volume of the history of his works has appeared - by the man himself!

The contest did not last long , but nearly 1500 were killed and wounded...

The double-spout type, however, did not last long .

When they did, walkouts never lasted long .

At long last the light of suspicion fell on Malekith, but it was too late.

The ambiguity lasted long after Willie died.

She can easily swallow one in one go, so mealtimes don't last long .

Any disappointment that he felt did not last long , however.

live

Long live the students! Long live the people!

Still, it amounted to a massive subsidy to Wall Street from Congress. Long live motherhood and home ownership!

Maclean, perhaps fortunately, did not live long enough to witness the collapse of the system he had built up.

My Dad lived long enough to see me finish my training and qualify as a pilot.

They wore camouflage uniform and, from the looks of them, had been living long in the jungle.

Long live love! Long live Edward!

I hope your fish live long enough to recover and that the dyes fade away.

Anyway, the guy wasn't likely to live long , he positively glowed in the dark.

stay

Human biology could rule out long stays aboard a space station.

He wouldn't stay long in Granard.

He had to choose it by himself because Agnes didn't stay long .

No, they hadn't stayed long - a little amused glance at Narouz here.

She flits in and out of people's lives and never stays long enough to allow anyone to get to know her.

Even if he does come and he won't be able to stay long , even though the division is not marked in writing.

It houses long stay elderly patients who will move this year to a new community unit if all goes to plan.

Are you staying long in London?

wait

And she didn't have to wait long .

They were perfectly willing to have a convoy 2 miles long wait while they pedaled across these bridges.

If you listen to a Bush speech these days you will not be waiting long before the governor begins talking about education.

If Jed waited long enough, surely his moment would come.

All you have to do is wait long enough in his front office.

I didn't have to wait long: another soldier passed and was asked to accompany me.

Can you wait long enough for the organism to perform its duties?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fast/good/long etc ball

A bit like Dorigo ie he can cross a good ball when necessary.

Anyway he is 24, is a good ball winner and throws himself around a bit.

Jackson will supplant Charlie Ward as the starting point guard, giving the team a better ball distributor.

Leeds do play a lot of football, but they hit a long ball as well.

Phillips seized on a long ball and found himself with only Manninger to beat.

Pow, Janir hit a long ball into the blackberry bushes beside the creek.

Root threw me a fast ball .

a little (of sth) goes a long way

A little ketchup goes a long way.

Clearly, a little imagination goes a long way.

Like a powerful adhesive, a little of it goes a long way.

as long as you like/as much as you like etc

as long as your arm

Instead of hiring child care I traded it with other parents: I had a list as long as my arm .

Mr Linley stuck out a microphone as long as his arm , right up to those ragged jaws.

My record's as long as my arm - even longer.

at (long) last

At last , we were able to afford a house.

And I, at last , had some one to talk to.

And then, at last , I crossed a high mountain pass to discover smoke drifting across my route.

But his work lives on, and after decades of neglect he is rediscovered, celebrated anew and recognized at last .

Lendl's 7-6 6-2 defeat by Omar Camporese follows his opening match loss at last week's Madrid Open.

Now, at last , they are coming home.

Well, at last I got my chance.

be a long shot

It does no harm to write to the nearest local residents and businesses, but generally this is a long shot .

It was a long shot , but he might have been calling from his usual hotel in Lagos.

It was a long shot , of course, but if she looked carefully she might find something.

It was a long shot , very long.

This is a long shot , but I still want to try it.

We are long shots and we are approaching it that way.

Well, actually, he wanted two things, but he knew the second was a long shot .

be a long time/10 years etc in the making

by a long way

And before they went there I thought they would, by a long way .

He plays both but his preference, and by a long way , is for gaelic football.

In the home market, it led the field by a long way , with 4,337,487 units sold.

It is by a long way his preferred title when he refers to himself.

It is, by a long way , the greatest test yet of whether he is up to the job.

Moreover, the pretty paper kites in the clear blue skies still outnumber the documentary versions by a long way .

The expense allowances they received often failed, sometimes by a long way , to cover the costs they had to meet.

for the long haul

go a long way towards doing sth

And Monday's game will go a long way towards determining Wright's future.

For it was he who arranged the finance which went a long way towards putting the station on the air.

Friedman's statement of the natural rate hypothesis went a long way towards reconciling such evidence with basic classical theory.

In doing so it can go a long way towards lifting the depression which has afflicted too many teachers in recent years.

Schema theory can go a long way towards explaining the sender's choice and arrangement of information in communication.

The new, improved materials available have gone a long way towards extending the lifespan of today's flat roof.

This decision goes a long way towards demonstrating the untenability of the marital-rape exemption in modern times.

This will also go a long way towards preventing your neighbour complaining about the noise you make.

have come a long way

Computer technology has come a long way since the 1970s.

Psychiatry has come a long way since the 1920s.

Simulators have come a long way in recent years and today many of them use screen addressing to update the information.

There are still many gaps, but we have come a long way.

They have come a long way, so they spend the first few hours greeting each other.

We certainly have come a long way.

We have come a long way since then, and one of the greatest stresses in the world today is loneliness.

in the long run

All our hard work will be worth it in the long run .

And in the long run . it will help to ensure continuing good health.

Besides which, in the long run it came down to the word of four people against one.

Besides, in the long run , what good would it do?

But in the long run the outcome of the race between food production and population growth remains too hard to call.

By putting their money as well as their trust into credit, they are in the long run paying more, not less.

He will not in the long run profit from arrangements that turn the surviving research institutes into training grounds for emigrant specialists.

What might I do in the long run ?

Your educated boys went at it a little more privately and gracefully, but sometimes destroyed more people in the long run .

in the long/short/medium term

it's a long story

long live democracy/freedom etc

long live the King/Queen! etc

long since

I've long since stopped caring about him.

Clearly he had long since trained himself to tune out all awareness of boys unless they menaced his engine or coachwork.

He had long since given up reading the tabloids.

Other staff had long since gone home.

That one has long since vanished, as a result of the Falls' implacable backward erosion.

The Democratic Party has long since taken black voters for granted.

The reservoir behind it would have long since silted up.

Women who had long since stopped listening except to their own ossified ramblings.

long-fingered/slim-fingered etc

long-stemmed/short-stemmed etc

long/regular/late etc hours

A junior hospital doctor was telling Virginia Bottomley of the long hours he worked in casualty.

During the decline of hand-loom weaving, more and more families were brought under the necessity of working longer hours .

He had gone to Peterborough and worked long hours in a canning factory only so that he could own this bike.

Instead he spent long hours alone, reading memoranda, and making check marks to indicate the recommendations that he ap-proved.

It meant long hours for the pilots, flight deck crews, repair crews and cooks.

It provides leisure time, one of the prime goals for which most men work long hours and years.

These data are there for the asking, and they can provide a shortcut to long hours of interviews and observations.

We have acted to reduce the long hours worked by junior doctors in hospitals.

long/slow haul

Can we clean out the garage at last and buy for the long haul ?

In the long haul , Rex wanted what we all want, a measure of financial security.

It is necessary to get things into perspective before the long haul to the Southern Hemisphere, though.

Miles per gallon Then, on a long haul , it wouldn't go up hill or overtake on the flat.

Over the long haul , how you see others may be even more important in helping your dreams come true.

That would be a long haul .

The county could subsidize the longer hauls from North County through a discount on tip fees.

Those who do not fancy long haul can share short flights between two or three budding pilots.

long/thick etc -bodied

not (all) that long/many etc

And not that many women really feel comfortable going for the jugular.

He doesn't recognize the name, not that many people seem to know his or that of his publisher.

He would do the job himself if he had the time-and had the job not that many years ago.

I was told the rules, there were not that many and most were sensible.

McPhail, 20, is making a run for the board not that long after having graduated from the system himself.

So there is not that long a wait.

Thankfully there were not that many in cars.

Well, maybe not that many things.

not any more/longer

I didn't want to get back inside, not any more.

Perhaps yes I did love her once but not any more.

She used to wonder where he'd been in the meantime, but not any more.

There is no profit to be made there, Guillamon, not any more.

These procedures are not any more likely to be successful beyond this limit.

Well, maybe not now, not any more, now the results were so clear.

Well, not any more than usual.

Well, not any more, but he did once when I was a kid.

over the long haul

sb is not long for this world

so long!

take a (long) hard look at sth/sb

After the inevitable posture of being affronted, I took a hard look at what I was doing.

Blairites could take a harder look at a rhetorical vocabulary in which every single item was anticipated by totalitarianism.

In practice, many doctors are too busy to take a long hard look at every patient.

Instead, they take a hard look at a difficult moral and political dilemma and find no easy answers.

Or you can take a hard look at the feminist agenda.

Some one needs to take a long hard look at what has happened to tennis in Ulster over the last 20 years.

The latter allows both parties a chance to stand back from the daily routine and take a harder look at overall performance.

take the long view (of sth)

Any time we set out to change our lives or the world, we have to take the long view .

But I think you must take the long view .

It was an error to take the long view in the face of moral objections.

One had to take the long view .

The fox of Damascus, ruthlessly in control since 1970, has always taken the long view .

the long jump

to cut a long story short

I was a waitress in a bar and he was one of my customers, and that, to cut a long story short, is how we met.

to cut a long story short

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Long after the war, the wreckage of his plane was discovered.

75 percent of the battered women in our survey stayed with their husbands long after most people would have left.

Have you been waiting long ?

Have you been working here for long ?

I'm sorry this is taking so long .

I bet it doesn't take your mom so long to make an apple pie.

I don't visit very often because it takes so long to get over there.

I guess it didn't happen very long ago.

I haven't been waiting long .

I won't be long .

It has long been recognized that a high-fat diet can cause heart problems.

It took me longer to finish than I thought.

She's convinced that Grandmother is not going to live long .

She was wearing fake fur long before it became fashionable.

The journey took longer than I thought it would.

The phone rang for so long , I hung up in the end.

They've been together so long , I can't figure out why they don't get married.

They ran out of things to talk about long before they arrived.

Why is it taking so long ?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I imagine you've long wanted to share a physical relationship with Radcliffe.

If food is kept for too long its taste will deteriorate and, more importantly, it may become harmful.

It seems so long ago that Jody can hardly remember the game, but barely two months have passed.

Yellow and White were on the ground too long .

III. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

always

It was something he had always longed to explore.

I had always longed to get back to Abyssinia.

The independence she had always longed for would be hers at last.

for

Pilade was asleep, leaving her arms free for the precious embrace she longed for.

Perhaps he thought powerful attacks on her might produce the result he longed for .

What he longed for was an end to the day and to the new, unlivable reality it had brought.

It offered him, instead of the peace he longed for , the possibility of return.

And Magnus's dreaded plunge, the final commitment of marriage, she did not fear, but longed for .

This is the pencil he never had - the pencil he longed for .

The independence she had always longed for would be hers at last.

She was a phantom, a shadow of what he had longed for .

live

This species will not live long in community tanks.

I shall not live long enough to enjoy all of it.

She may not live long and I won't ever have known her.

■ NOUN

freedom

It is a bird spirit that longs for freedom .

He was typical in that he longed for freedom .

There was no justice for some one who longed for freedom .

peace

Ariel began to long for the peace the latter draughts brought to her.

The people were weary of war and bloodshed and longed for peace .

We all longed so for peace , and now it has come, nothing seems to go right.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fast/good/long etc ball

A bit like Dorigo ie he can cross a good ball when necessary.

Anyway he is 24, is a good ball winner and throws himself around a bit.

Jackson will supplant Charlie Ward as the starting point guard, giving the team a better ball distributor.

Leeds do play a lot of football, but they hit a long ball as well.

Phillips seized on a long ball and found himself with only Manninger to beat.

Pow, Janir hit a long ball into the blackberry bushes beside the creek.

Root threw me a fast ball .

a little (of sth) goes a long way

A little ketchup goes a long way.

Clearly, a little imagination goes a long way.

Like a powerful adhesive, a little of it goes a long way.

as long as your arm

Instead of hiring child care I traded it with other parents: I had a list as long as my arm .

Mr Linley stuck out a microphone as long as his arm , right up to those ragged jaws.

My record's as long as my arm - even longer.

at (long) last

At last , we were able to afford a house.

And I, at last , had some one to talk to.

And then, at last , I crossed a high mountain pass to discover smoke drifting across my route.

But his work lives on, and after decades of neglect he is rediscovered, celebrated anew and recognized at last .

Lendl's 7-6 6-2 defeat by Omar Camporese follows his opening match loss at last week's Madrid Open.

Now, at last , they are coming home.

Well, at last I got my chance.

be a long shot

It does no harm to write to the nearest local residents and businesses, but generally this is a long shot .

It was a long shot , but he might have been calling from his usual hotel in Lagos.

It was a long shot , of course, but if she looked carefully she might find something.

It was a long shot , very long.

This is a long shot , but I still want to try it.

We are long shots and we are approaching it that way.

Well, actually, he wanted two things, but he knew the second was a long shot .

be a long time/10 years etc in the making

by a long way

And before they went there I thought they would, by a long way .

He plays both but his preference, and by a long way , is for gaelic football.

In the home market, it led the field by a long way , with 4,337,487 units sold.

It is by a long way his preferred title when he refers to himself.

It is, by a long way , the greatest test yet of whether he is up to the job.

Moreover, the pretty paper kites in the clear blue skies still outnumber the documentary versions by a long way .

The expense allowances they received often failed, sometimes by a long way , to cover the costs they had to meet.

for the long haul

go a long way towards doing sth

And Monday's game will go a long way towards determining Wright's future.

For it was he who arranged the finance which went a long way towards putting the station on the air.

Friedman's statement of the natural rate hypothesis went a long way towards reconciling such evidence with basic classical theory.

In doing so it can go a long way towards lifting the depression which has afflicted too many teachers in recent years.

Schema theory can go a long way towards explaining the sender's choice and arrangement of information in communication.

The new, improved materials available have gone a long way towards extending the lifespan of today's flat roof.

This decision goes a long way towards demonstrating the untenability of the marital-rape exemption in modern times.

This will also go a long way towards preventing your neighbour complaining about the noise you make.

in the long run

All our hard work will be worth it in the long run .

And in the long run . it will help to ensure continuing good health.

Besides which, in the long run it came down to the word of four people against one.

Besides, in the long run , what good would it do?

But in the long run the outcome of the race between food production and population growth remains too hard to call.

By putting their money as well as their trust into credit, they are in the long run paying more, not less.

He will not in the long run profit from arrangements that turn the surviving research institutes into training grounds for emigrant specialists.

What might I do in the long run ?

Your educated boys went at it a little more privately and gracefully, but sometimes destroyed more people in the long run .

in the long/short/medium term

it's a long story

long since

I've long since stopped caring about him.

Clearly he had long since trained himself to tune out all awareness of boys unless they menaced his engine or coachwork.

He had long since given up reading the tabloids.

Other staff had long since gone home.

That one has long since vanished, as a result of the Falls' implacable backward erosion.

The Democratic Party has long since taken black voters for granted.

The reservoir behind it would have long since silted up.

Women who had long since stopped listening except to their own ossified ramblings.

long-fingered/slim-fingered etc

long-stemmed/short-stemmed etc

long/regular/late etc hours

A junior hospital doctor was telling Virginia Bottomley of the long hours he worked in casualty.

During the decline of hand-loom weaving, more and more families were brought under the necessity of working longer hours .

He had gone to Peterborough and worked long hours in a canning factory only so that he could own this bike.

Instead he spent long hours alone, reading memoranda, and making check marks to indicate the recommendations that he ap-proved.

It meant long hours for the pilots, flight deck crews, repair crews and cooks.

It provides leisure time, one of the prime goals for which most men work long hours and years.

These data are there for the asking, and they can provide a shortcut to long hours of interviews and observations.

We have acted to reduce the long hours worked by junior doctors in hospitals.

long/slow haul

Can we clean out the garage at last and buy for the long haul ?

In the long haul , Rex wanted what we all want, a measure of financial security.

It is necessary to get things into perspective before the long haul to the Southern Hemisphere, though.

Miles per gallon Then, on a long haul , it wouldn't go up hill or overtake on the flat.

Over the long haul , how you see others may be even more important in helping your dreams come true.

That would be a long haul .

The county could subsidize the longer hauls from North County through a discount on tip fees.

Those who do not fancy long haul can share short flights between two or three budding pilots.

long/thick etc -bodied

not (all) that long/many etc

And not that many women really feel comfortable going for the jugular.

He doesn't recognize the name, not that many people seem to know his or that of his publisher.

He would do the job himself if he had the time-and had the job not that many years ago.

I was told the rules, there were not that many and most were sensible.

McPhail, 20, is making a run for the board not that long after having graduated from the system himself.

So there is not that long a wait.

Thankfully there were not that many in cars.

Well, maybe not that many things.

not any more/longer

I didn't want to get back inside, not any more.

Perhaps yes I did love her once but not any more.

She used to wonder where he'd been in the meantime, but not any more.

There is no profit to be made there, Guillamon, not any more.

These procedures are not any more likely to be successful beyond this limit.

Well, maybe not now, not any more, now the results were so clear.

Well, not any more than usual.

Well, not any more, but he did once when I was a kid.

over the long haul

sb is not long for this world

so long!

take a (long) hard look at sth/sb

After the inevitable posture of being affronted, I took a hard look at what I was doing.

Blairites could take a harder look at a rhetorical vocabulary in which every single item was anticipated by totalitarianism.

In practice, many doctors are too busy to take a long hard look at every patient.

Instead, they take a hard look at a difficult moral and political dilemma and find no easy answers.

Or you can take a hard look at the feminist agenda.

Some one needs to take a long hard look at what has happened to tennis in Ulster over the last 20 years.

The latter allows both parties a chance to stand back from the daily routine and take a harder look at overall performance.

take the long view (of sth)

Any time we set out to change our lives or the world, we have to take the long view .

But I think you must take the long view .

It was an error to take the long view in the face of moral objections.

One had to take the long view .

The fox of Damascus, ruthlessly in control since 1970, has always taken the long view .

the long jump

to cut a long story short

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He longed for the good old days when teachers were shown respect.

He was longing for everyone to leave, so that he could think in peace about what had happened that day.

More than anything, I long to have someone who loves me for myself.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Artificial light, all the lines lie, it almost makes you long for darkness.

The combination of a large meal and physical tiredness made the thought of sleep irresistible, and she longed for her bunk.

They long to find new worlds where freedom is possible.

Those naive souls who have longed for a simpler and better way have had to consign their visions to pointless daydreams.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.