Would anyone like to explain me the meaning of phrase "GO A LONG WAY" and how can we use it in a sentence? And how can we use it as "WILL GO A LONG WAY " "GOES A LONG WAY" "WENT A LONG WAY".

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    Good typography and minimal research go a long way. – mama Feb 9 at 12:42

The phrase can have both literal and figurative meanings.

Literally, it means to travel a long distance.

You will have to go a long way. The nearest hospital is 30 miles from here.

Figuratively, it means to go a significant "distance" towards a desired end:

Apologizing will go a long way towards making things better between you.

  • It would be better to migrate this Q to ELL and answer it there. Answering it here, even a quality answer, sets a bad precedent, and distracts the site from its objectives. – Dan Bron Feb 9 at 15:02
  • I have no idea how to migrate a question. And whenever I choose "belongs on a different SE site" the only choice I see is "meta". – TRomano Feb 9 at 15:17
  • We can do it, you don’t need to do anything but forebear to answer ELL style questions on ELU. – Dan Bron Feb 9 at 15:18

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