of long standing

    • 年来の懸案
    • a long-pending question
    • 彼はやっと年来の夢を果たした
    • He has finally accomplished his long-cherished dream.
    • 年来の友人
    • an old friend
    • トムは彼の20年来の友人だ
    • He and Tom 「are friends of twenty years' standing [have been friends for twenty years].
    • 10年来の暑い夏だ
    • It is the hottest summer in ten years.