Over the long run

Posted by David D. Levinger on June 07, 2007

I just wrote something in which I used the phrase "over the long run". After submitting it, I began to question whether that works properly. I believe that "in the long run" would refer to the *durability* of an idea or cause. Do others believe that "over the long run" acceptably refers to the *course of events* along the course of time?

Some might state "over the long haul", but I feel "haul" has a less attractive connotation than "run".