so long as

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so long as

  1. (idiomatic) Depending upon some condition or requirement; provided that; if, assuming; as long as.
    I don't mind if he stays there, so long as he cleans up after himself when he's done.
    • 1920, Herman Cyril McNeile, Bulldog Drummond Chapter 1
      Hugh helped himself to bacon. "My dear fellow, she can think what she likes so long as she continues to grill bacon like this. Your wife is a treasure, James—a pearl amongst women; and you can tell her so with my love."

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