take a long road


1. a long time or process






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it's been a long road but we got there in the end

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Used to talk about something which has been hard work or has taken a long time or a huge amount of effort. This can be used in both social and professional contexts. Not to be confused with the idiom 'to take the long road'.

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  1. It can be a long road for some students to get into University, but it is worth it in the end.
  2. Buying our own home had been a long road. It took us two years to be approved for a mortgage.

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  1. It was a long road and dark history to civil rights being introduced for all people, regardless of colour.
  2. We continue to campaign on the long road toward achieving financial parity for both men and women.

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