"to go a long way in"
to be helpful in achieving some goal;
almost to satisfy specific conditions;
to be almost right
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: I am swamped with work. It looks like I have so much to do that I will have to work through the weekend.
Colleague 2: What if I helped? What if I did the introduction and conclusion? Would that help you to not have to work all weekend?
Colleague 1: Thank you. That would be a huge help. That contribution would go a long way in getting the job done before the weekend.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: Christmas is coming and I am worried that it will cause a lot of stress in my relationship with my wife.
Friend 2: Why is that?
Friend 1: We have been working really hard to be debt-free and Christmas means spending a lot of money. We have been really committed to the idea but I am worried that gift-buying will cause arguments and disagreements between us.
Friend 2: Having both of you committed to becoming debt-free as a couple will go a long way in ensuring a merrier Christmas.
Friend 1: You are right. We can get through this by reminding ourselves of our shared commitment.
Going a long way in reaching our fundraising goal, the anonymous donation accounts for half of all total donations to date.
1) You can go a long way in being more fun if you just make an effort to participate when you're out ...
2) A great logo and tag-line go a long way in identifying you and stating your value proposition.
3) ... using things like biofuels will all go a long way in not only reducing our need for oil, but also reducing our carbon footprint.
4) A little peace of mind can go a long way in a more relaxing time away from work.
5) A little awareness and courtesy will probably go a long way in a pleasant flight for everyone.
6) Finding ways to deal with the stress and anxiety can go a long way in helping you cope with the situation in a positive way.
7) If we could just accept the way it is it would go a long way in looking at the world more realistically, with less passion, ...
8) Having local roots, speaking the language and being culturally sensitive go a long way in getting things done in a crisis.
9) Eating well can go a long way in your child behaving more appropriately.
10) This step isn't essential, but it can go a long way in maintaining or repairing a relationship with someone you care about.
11) This personal touch can, and I believe does go a long way in any human beings healing process.
12) Getting those countries to agree to additional anti-salvage protections could go a long way in allowing the ship to rest in peace, he said.
13) That $353 billion could go a long way in helping struggling Americans who would benefit from some type of relief.
14) The unemployment picture could go a long way in impacting consumer activity for the rest of the year.
15) Offering to pay all costs incurred in this process will go a long way in convincing your partners to follow through.
16) A simpler, less regulated account suitable to smaller businesses would go a long way in increasing the number of workers with retirement savings.
17) Giving them a black eye here and now will go a long way in convincing them (and other extension authors) that this heavy-handed approach won't work.
18) The excellent casting continues to go a long way in viewing enjoyment, and the plot thickened at a nice speed.
19) A little citrus peel in one's daily diet can go a long way in grounding good digestive system health and easing digestive disorders.
20) Simply demonstrating how these techniques work would go a long way in neutralizing the effects of the media machine.