to go a long way in

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - go a long way in

"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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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - go a long way in

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.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - go a long way in

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.

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to go a long way in - Examples:

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.