long shot definition

  • noun:
    • An entry, as with a horserace, with only hook chance of winning.
    • A bet made at great odds.
    • A venture that gives an excellent reward if effective but features hardly any potential for success.
    • A photograph or a film or television shot in which the subject is shown at a comparatively small-scale.
    • Something unlikely; a thing that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from reliability of early ship weapons, which were efficient just at close range and not likely to hit the level at any good distance.
    • A master shot, the primary broad shot of a scene into which the closeups is edited later.
    • a contestant this is certainly unlikely to win
    • a venture which involves great threat but claims great incentives
  • idiom:
    • by an extended chance Informal to your level; at all. Usually found in unfavorable sentences: you have not done your share associated with work by an extended chance.

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