Why do we say "In the long run.

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In the long run

Meaning:

In the distant future

Background:

The tale of the Tortoise and the Hare is a classic tale of somebody winning 'in the long run'.

Oliver Cromwell used the expression in 1656 when he said 'They must end at the interest of the Cavalier at the long run'.

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