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To continue for a long time - thesaurus

Synonyms

endure

verb

to last for a long time

run on

to continue for longer than expected or planned

linger

verb

to last or continue for a long time

drag on

to continue for longer than you want or think is necessary

grind on

if something boring or unpleasant grinds on, it continues happening for a long period of time

come down

to continue to exist from a long time ago

run over

to continue for longer than planned

see out

if something sees you out, it lasts longer than the time you live

stand the test of time

to continue to be effective, successful, or popular for a long time

take forever

to take much more time than you would like

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something will run and run

used for saying that you think something will continue for a long time

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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