long haul

long haul or long pull  {n.},  {informal}
1. A long distance or trip.
It is a long haul to drive across the country.
Contrast: SHORT HAUL.
2. A long length of time during which work continues or something is done; a long time of trying.
A boy crippled by polio may learn to walk again, but it may be a long haul.
- Often used in the phrase "over the long haul".
Over the long haul, an expensive pair of shoes may save you money.
Contrast: SHORT HAUL.
Categories: informal noun time