go a long way towards doing something


go a long way towards doing something
go a long way towards doing something phrase
if something goes a long way towards doing something, it helps someone to achieve something

The money raised will go a long way towards paying for Freddie’s medical treatment.

Thesaurus: to be advantageous and yield benefitssynonym
Main entry: long

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go a long/some way towards doing sth idiom
to help very much/a little in achieving sth

The new law goes a long way towards solving the problem.

Main entry:wayidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • go a long way towards doing something — if something goes a long way towards doing something, it helps someone to achieve something The money raised will go a long way towards paying for Freddie s medical treatment …   English dictionary

  • go a some way towards doing something — go a long/some way towards doing sth idiom to help very much/a little in achieving sth • The new law goes a long way towards solving the problem. Main entry: ↑wayidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • way — way1 W1S1 [weı] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(method)¦ 2¦(manner)¦ 3¦(direction/how to go somewhere)¦ 4¦(part of something that is true)¦ 5¦(distance/time)¦ 6¦(the space in front of you)¦ 7 make way (for something/somebody) 8 out of the way 9 on the/your/its way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • long — I UK [lɒŋ] / US [lɔŋ] adjective Word forms long : adjective long comparative longer superlative longest *** 1) lasting for a large amount of time It s a long time since I saw Rachel. There was a long pause before he spoke. Many people face a long …   English dictionary

  • way — [[t]we͟ɪ[/t]] ♦ ways 1) N COUNT: oft N of ing, N to inf If you refer to a way of doing something, you are referring to how you can do it, for example the action you can take or the method you can use to achieve it. Freezing isn t a bad way of… …   English dictionary

  • long — 1 adjective 1 OBJECT/LINE measuring a great length or a greater length than usual from one end to the other: Cher used to have really long hair. | The line to get into the movie was so long we gave up. | The Aleutian Islands form the longest… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • long*/*/*/ — [lɒŋ] adj I 1) lasting for a large amount of time Ant: short He has a long history of mental illness.[/ex] It s a long time since I saw Rachel.[/ex] 2) measuring a large amount from one end to the other Ant: short It s the longest tunnel in… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • way — 1 /weI/ noun METHOD 1 (C) a method of doing something: These vegetables can be cooked in several different ways. | At that time, the Pill was the easiest way of ensuring effective contraception. | I ve altered the way I teach science. | I ll tell …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • way — I UK [weɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms way : singular way plural ways *** Other words meaning way: method a way of doing something that involves following a detailed plan: He has his own method of making coffee. means a way that makes it… …   English dictionary

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