a shot in the dark

Definition of a shot in the dark

  1. 1 :  a guess that is based on very little or no information or evidence <Estimating the cost of a project like this is often a shot in the dark.>

  2. 2 :  an attempt that is not likely to succeed <I know it's a shot in the dark, but I still think we can convince them to join us.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an action of shooting

    :  a directed propelling of a missile

    :  a directed discharge of a firearm

  1. : past tense and past participle ofshoot

  1. :  having contrasting and changeable color effects :  iridescent

    :  suffused or streaked with a color

    :  infused or permeated with a quality or element

  1. :  devoid or partially devoid of light :  not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light

    :  transmitting only a portion of light

    :  wholly or partially black

  1. :  a place or time of little or no light :  night, nightfall

    :  absence of light :  darkness

    :  a color of low or very low lightness :  a dark or deep color

  1. :  to grow dark (see 1dark)

    :  to make dark

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the forefront of an action or movement

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