For a long while; for a period of difficulty and strain: The slump in sales of women’s apparel is here for the long haul
[1930s+; the long haul, ”a transcontinental run,” is found in bus drivers’ talk by 1938]
for the long haul
[top] /tɒp/ noun 1. the highest or loftiest point or part of anything; apex; summit. Synonyms: zenith, acme, peak, pinnacle, vertex. Antonyms: bottom, base, foot, lowest point. 2. the uppermost or upper part, surface, etc., of anything. 3. the higher end of anything on a slope. 4. British. 5. tops. 6. the part of anything […]
[oh-ver-th uh-rohd] /ˈoʊ vər ðəˌroʊd/ adjective 1. of, for, or pertaining to transportation on public highways: over-the-road trucks.
/ˌəʊvəˈθɪŋk/ verb -thinks, -thinking, -thought 1. to spend more time thinking about something than is necessary or productive
- Overt homosexuality
overt homosexuality o·vert homosexuality (ō-vûrt’, ō’vûrt’) n. Homosexual tendencies that are consciously recognized and expressed through behavior.