Examples of long shot in a Sentence
I hope to double my profits, but I know that's a long shot.
The horse was a long shot, but we bet on him anyway.
She always bets on long shots at the racetrack.
Recent Examples of long shot from the Web
Brook, a former Bloomfield Hills school board member, is a long shot, trying to score a win despite lacking funds and name recognition.
If the ultimate goal of North Korean denuclearization seems like a long shot, his proximate goal, according to one senior administration official, is at least to get North Korean officials to reveal their true intentions fairly quickly.
Quintero Takes a Shot Juan Quintero gets another long shot off, and this time at least gets his meek shot on goal.
Ocasio-Cortez was a long shot, running against the man projected to be the next House Speaker—someone who had held his seat for the last 19 years.
One long shot scenario disappeared by midafternoon when the Kings leaked they were locked into drafting Marvin Bagley III with the second pick.
That’s admittedly a long shot since Microsoft is less focused on its own hardware right now.
Kansas State got the game back within long shot range when Kamau Stokes’ three-pointer got it back within 15 with 6:10 left, then cut it to 64-52 at the four-minute mark.
But a long shot maker from three levels with defensive versatility can be a real difference maker -- if that guy is engaged and aggressive.
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LONG SHOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of long shot for English Language Learners
: an attempt or effort that is not likely to be successful
: a person or thing that is not likely to win something (such as a contest or race)
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