Does long-standing sound right to native speakers in this context? Example: Your long-standing effort has paid off. Does this sound idiomatic?


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Given the fact that I would personally use long-lasting efforts, replacing standing with lasting and making it plural, I checked something objective and queried Google Books Ngram Viewer.

According to it, while the plural form is the more common, so, too, is long-standing, at least in printed form.

long-standing efforts

Per this, your use of long-standing effort (or long-standing efforts) is just fine.

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