as\ long\ as


as\ long\ as
• as long as
• so long as
conj
1. Since; because; considering that.

As long as you are going to town anyway, you can do something for me.

2. Provided that; if.

You may use the room as you like, so long as you clean it up afterward.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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