Definition of Go a long way

1. Verb. Suffice or be adequate for a while or to a certain extent.

Generic synonyms: Answer, Do, Serve, Suffice

Definition of Go a long way

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To be adequate or helpful for a significant amount of time. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To achieve considerable success. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Go A Long Way

go Dutch
go Fantee
go Galt
go Pete Tong
go Winchester
go a-begging
go a long way (current term)
go about
go across
go after
go against
go against the grain
go ahead
go all out
go along
go along for the ride
go along to get along
go along with
go along with the gag
go ape

Literary usage of Go a long way

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... the TV elsh inspector, pronounced it good Cardiff, and says, from the depth of ' the load ' that it must go a long way." " My tidings date from this ..."

2. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... lapsi] ; — алло* good (1. goodly 1. substantial) portion, portion that will go a long way, ... go a long way ..."

3. The Bookman (1903)
"They go a long way toward explaining, if not condoning, the spirit of injustice and hostility in which Dickens sat down to the writing of Martin ..."

4. Postal Salaries: Hearings, Sixty-sixth Congress, First [second] Session by United States, Congress, Joint Commission on Postal Salaries (1920)
"... making fewer salary grades than six, would go a long way in drawing into the service, competent young men who anticipate staying in the Government ..."

5. A Dictionary of Domestic Medicine: Giving a Description of Diseases by John Henry Clarke (1901)
"... they can, however, remedy the first sudden consequences of grief, and go a long way toward remedying the after effects. MEDICINES.—(Every hour or two, ..."

6. The Chemical Trade Journal and Oil, Paint and Colour Review (1899)
"... of small profits and foreign competition, this procedure would, we fear, go a long way towards taking the gilt off the Union's gingerbread-profits. ..."

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