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long ways, long liesSomeone who comes back from a far-off country can tell lies without fear of being contradicted.
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at long lastat last
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go a long wayTo be adequate or helpful for a significant amount of time.
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go a long wayTo achieve considerable success.
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long armA pole tool used for handling things too far away to reach.
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long armInfluence, far-reaching power.
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long as my armVery long.
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long drinkAny drink containing more than 5 ounces of liquid and less than 9 ounces. Typically, a long drink will have lots of ice and mixer.
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long fingerA state of postponement or procrastination.
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long fingerMiddle finger.
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long finger[hire purchase]] or credit.
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long gameA long-term strategy or endeavor.
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long gameThe aspect of the game in which the strategy is to advance downfield by throwing the ball to a receiving player; the passing game.
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long gameThe portion of the game, played with driver clubs, in which the ball is advanced down the fairway to the putting green.
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long goodbyeNickname for Alzheimer's disease, especially for the final phase of the disease, during which the patient suffers a progressive decline of cognitive and motor skills and gradually loses the ability to recognize and to communicate with family and friends.[1]; nickname for the relationship between a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease and that person's family or friends.
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long greenMoney, especially in the form of cash.
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long haulTravelling a long distance.
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long porkHuman flesh.
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long runAn extended period of time.
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long screwdriverInterference (usually in military matters) by politicians.
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long shotA master shot, the primary wide shot of a scene into which the closeups will be edited later.
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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.
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long sincePast.
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long tailUsed other than as an idiom: The tail of a distribution that represents the rare occurrence of extreme values..
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long tailSales made for less usual goods within a very large choice, which can return a profit through reduced marketing and distribution costs.
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long timeUsed as part of greeting of two people who have not been in contact for a long time.
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not longUsed other than as an idiom: see not, long.
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not longFairly recently.
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as the day is longUnceasingly; very; thoroughly; to a very high degree.
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by a long shotBy a wide margin; indicates a very big difference or disparity.
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come a long wayTo make significant progress.
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in the long termAfter a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.
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long story shortIntroducing a short version of, or simply the conclusion of, an involved story.
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so long asDepending upon some condition or requirement; provided that; if, assuming; as long as.
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a week is a long time in politicsIn politics, a lot of change can happen in a short space of time.
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in the long runAfter a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.
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long absent, soon forgottenLove fades away when people are distant and don't keep close physical contact.
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long arm of the lawThe influence or effectiveness of law enforcement institutions; law enforcement officers collectively.
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long in the toothOld, aged.
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long row to hoeA difficult or arduous task.
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long time no hearI haven't heard from you for a long time.
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long time no seeI haven't seen you for a long time.
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the long and shortThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features.
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little pitchers have long earsAlternative form of little pitchers have big ears.
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not long for this worldUnlikely to remain for much time.
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short reckonings make long friendsborrowed money should be paid back as soon as possible
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take a long walk on a short pierUsed to tell someone to go away, or that their request will not be met.
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the long and short of itThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features; said of a summary or digest.
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it's a long road that has no turningencouragement when things are not going well. Just as a long road eventually has a turning, problems also eventually have a solution, even though one might have to wait.
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nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairsExtremely nervous.
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