English version

a long way

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha long waya long wayvery much, far, or a great amount or degree πŸ”Š We’re still a long way from achieving our sales targets. πŸ”Š Psychiatry has come a long way (=developed a lot) since the 1920s. πŸ”Š Your contributions will go a long way towards helping children in need (=will help to reach a goal).by a long way/shot informal (also by a long chalk British English) (=used when something is much better, quicker, cheaper etc) πŸ”Š It was his best performance this year, by a long way.not by a long way/shot informal (also not by a long chalk British English) (=not at all or not nearly) πŸ”Š He had not told Rory everything, not by a long shot. β†’ long
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a long wayβ€’ For me, a little bit of race watching goes a long way.β€’ Genuine smiles and statements of appreciation go a long way.β€’ The negotiations are over, but the contract is a long way from being signed.β€’ It's a long way from the sturdy frames the technicians normally handle.β€’ Taken together they go a long way in explaining the birth and persistence of aesthetic modernism.β€’ Still, they had come a long way since their managerial debut.β€’ He believes it still has a long way to go.β€’ That tale goes a long way toward explaining why the spineless weasels in Dogpatch have once again rejected a referendum.
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