long for

Also found in: Idioms.
See: desire, lack, need
References in classic literature ?
The great alley of limes soon became too long for feet that used to traverse it formerly a hundred times a day.
If for every current resident, of whom 2/3 are now on Medicaid, you could create one future private pay prospect, it would not take long for your private pay census to begin to improve.
Apparently it does not take long for this devastation to occur.