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long way

This page is about the collocation long way

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a great distance

For example

  • London is a long way from Tokyo.

  • We've still got a long way to go, but if we walk quickly we should get there by sunset.

Note:
Can be expanded to "long way away", as in "The moon's a long way away from here."

Quick Quiz

It's a long way to the airport, so getting there

a. takes a short time

b. takes a long time

c. takes a great distance

Contributor: Matt Errey