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take the long view (of something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake the long view (of something)take the long view (of something)to think about the effect that something will have in the future rather than what happens now long
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take the long view (of something)Any time we set out to change our lives or the world, we have to take the long view.But I think you must take the long view.One had to take the long view.The fox of Damascus, ruthlessly in control since 1970, has always taken the long view.It was an error to take the long view in the face of moral objections.
take the long view (of something)take the long view (of something)British EnglishFUTURE to think about the effect that something will have in the future rather than what happens now view
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take the long view (of something)The fox of Damascus, ruthlessly in control since 1970, has always taken the long view.But I think you must take the long view.It was an error to take the long view in the face of moral objections.One had to take the long view.Any time we set out to change our lives or the world, we have to take the long view.
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