a shot in the dark
Definition of a shot in the dark
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 : 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
: an action of shooting
: a directed propelling of a missile
: a directed discharge of a firearm
: past tense and past participle ofshoot
: having contrasting and changeable color effects : iridescent
: suffused or streaked with a color
: infused or permeated with a quality or element
: devoid or partially devoid of light : not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light
: transmitting only a portion of light
: wholly or partially black
: 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
: to grow dark (see 1dark)
: to make dark
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