Long Shot

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Long Shot

Informal; an action involving high risk. A long shot may result in a significant gain but has a high likelihood of failing.
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There's a good chance it will not be as fully extended as for a full shot, in any case, because of the shortened backswing and the reduction in speed that causes, but you don't need the added pressure of cutting it off short.
"We gave it our full shot and we still could have ended up with a bit of silverware.
``On stage you do the absolute best you can -your full shot, and hope that people appreciate it.
You never play a full shot, it's all punches and three-quarter shots with no follow-through.
"I would like a year out to give riding my full shot," he admits.
This technique involves two steps: In the first, the screw rotates continuously in the fully retracted position and acts like an extruder to partially fill the mold with the amount of material required in excess of the full shot capacity of the machine.
Everything is in front of you, and if you are going to miss a shot it might cost you a half shot, not a full shot.
After waiting nine years to hole a full shot on the Tour, it was Campbell's second such feat in 24 hours after also pitching in for an eagle on the fourth on Thursday.
A Wittmann W8VS2 SCARA robot used a digital camera and software from Cognex Corp., Natick, Mass., to inspect a full shot of parts within the guarding of a Micro-Power 15-ton micromolder.
'He could have gone all the way back, but that would have left him a full shot to the green again rather than a chip.
His interpretation of a classic Lautrec was so ropy that viewers were denied a full shot of it in all its glory.
'I think this is the first time since then that I've holed a full shot,' said the Hampshire youngster, whose professional career started in nightmare fashion with 21 successive missed cuts.