long for

Also found in: Idioms.
See: desire, lack, need
References in classic literature ?
When people are too well off they always begin to long for something new.
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.