Definition of long shot in English:

long shot

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noun

[in singular]
  • An attempt or guess that has only the slightest chance of succeeding or being accurate: it’s a long shot, but well worth trying
    More example sentences
    • I thought I'd call the police station, just on the off chance, the long shot that it had turned up.
    • Though not impossible, attempting to obtain permission for residential use would be a long shot.
    • It's still a long shot but increased exposure is building up experience and the chances are shortening.

Phrases

(not) by a long shot

informal (Not) by far or at all: she had not told Rory everything, not by a long shot
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  • We don't have our act together in Washington by a long shot.
  • We're barely into April and the serious hurling hasn't started by a long shot yet.
  • Small business is the key to prosperity and is the State's largest employer by a long shot.

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