in the short term

in the long/medium/short term
for a long, medium or short period of time in the future: »

In the long term, universities will cut jobs.

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The business seeks to do very well in the short term and in the long term.

Main Entry: term

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • the short term — a short period of time at the beginning of something It will meet our needs, at least for the short term. His plan has advantages over the short term. usually used in the phrase in the short term It won t make any difference in the short term. [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • in the short term — in the short run/term/ phrase during the period of time that is not very far into the future The policy served him well in the short term but later backfired. Thesaurus: soon and as soon as possiblesynonym Main entry: short * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • in the short term — in the long/medium/short term a long, medium, or short time in the future. Cuts in company spending now should lead to profits in the long term. In the short term, temporary housing will be provided for all of the flood victims …   New idioms dictionary

  • in the short term — • in the long term • in the short term • in the medium term thinking, looking or planning from now into the future …   Idioms and examples

  • over the short term — for a brief period of time only. Profits will rise over the short term, but over the long term, no one really can predict …   New idioms dictionary

  • in the short term — in the near future. In the short term, the tax would bring money into the treasury, but after that, it would cost the government more each year …   New idioms dictionary

  • in the short term — ► in the short run (or term) in the near future. Main Entry: ↑short …   English terms dictionary

  • Short-term memory — Short term memory, sometimes referred to as primary, working, or active memory, is said to hold a small amount of information for about 20 to 30 seconds.Estimates of short term memory capacity vary – from about 3 or 4 elements (i.e., words,… …   Wikipedia

  • short-term gain — ➔ gain2 * * * short term gain UK US noun [C or U] ► FINANCE profit made from selling something a short time after buying it, usually within a year: »Paul buys shares with the aim of realising short term gains. ► an improvement or advantage that… …   Financial and business terms

  • the short run — a short period of time at the beginning of something One plan had advantages over the short run. usually used in the phrase in the short run It won t make any difference in the short run. [=when a small amount of time has passed] These changes m …   Useful english dictionary

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