Definition Long term

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long term: semi-permanent, over a long period of time
This investment will be profitable in the long term. In the future, over a long time the investment will be beneficial.
This is a long-term investment. This is an investment for the future, for a long time.


  • "Sigourney : Yes, but these measures, don't you think they're just throwing money at a problem, without thinking long-term?"
  • "The rest of us have decided that the Delavigne Corporation is a quality investment that may in fact have long-term potential."
  • "We split the cash into thirds: one third for short, one third for medium, and one third for long term investments."
  • "You know that we have this thing at Delavigne called a long-term strategy?"
  • "The transition costs of offshore operations are greatly outweighed by the long term savings which outsourcing provides."
  • "Verse 3 now: Long-term investments!"
  • "You need to be thinking for the long term. These changes may be difficult to implement but the benefits far outweigh the initial effort."
  • "Miss Bümbüm needs some long-term security here, Susie."

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