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Словосочетания со словом long

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all along
All the time; during the whole time; from the beginning (without change).
Все время; в течении какого-то определенного времени.
I knew all along that we would win.
Jeremy has known about my problems all along.
Всё это время Джереми знал о моих проблемах.
She knew all along that we'd never agree with his plan.
You're smiling! Did you know all along that I'd give you a birthday present?
along for the ride
Being in a group for the fun or the credit without doing any of the work.
He wants no members in his political party who are just along for the ride.
get along in years
get on in years
Elderly; growing old.
As Grandfather got on in years, he became quiet and thoughtful.
Our dog isn 't very playful because it is getting on in years.
My father is getting along in years; he will be ninety on his next birthday.
alongside of
At or along the side of.
We walked alongside of the river.
Together with.
I played alongside of Tom on the same team.
Compare:
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER SIDE BY SIDE
Compared with or to; measured next to.
His money doesn't look like much alongside of a millionaire's.
as long as
so long as
Since; because; considering that.
As long as you are going to town anyway, you can do something for me.
Provided that; if.
You may use the room as you like, so long as you clean it up afterward.
at last
at long last
After a long time; finally.
The war had been long and hard, but now there was peace at last.
The boy saved his money until at last he had enough for a bicycle.
We waited for hours and then the train arrived at last.
Now that I am sixteen, at last I can drive my parents' car.
before long
In a short time; without much delay; in a little while, soon.
Class will be over before long.
We were tired of waiting and hoped the bus would come before long.
by a long shot
not by a long shot
By a big difference; by far. Used to add emphasis. Often used with a negative.
Bert was the best swimmer in the race, by a long shot.
Tom isn't the kind who would be fresh to a teacher, by a long shot.
Our team didn't win - not by a long shot.
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MISS BY A MILE