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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While Rogen and Theron are excellent, Long Shot also features an equally impressive roster of supporting actors that add even more comedy and charm.
'Long Shot has a shot at staying power,' Dergarabedian said.
Front shot of Turkish president and long shot of the delegations
"There is the Breeders' Cup but that is a long shot, it is something that has always been in the back of our mind and we'll obviously have to discuss it."
"We hoped we would have been in and around it before the season started, but the start we had to the season probably makes it a real long shot. We can't be aiming too high too soon."
PRICE: $3,300 .460 ROWLAND FACTORY AMMO PERFORMANCE (PORTED) LOAD VELOCITY GROUP SIZE (BRAND, BULLET WEIGHT, TYPE) (FPS) (INCHES) CORBON 185 JHP 1,475 1-5/8 CORBON 230 JHP 1.303 1-1/2 GEORGIA ARMS 185 JHP 1,449 7/8 .460 ROWLAND HANDLOADED AMMO PERFORMANCE (PORTED) BULLET POWDER CHARGE (BRAND, BULLET WEIGHT, TYPE) (BRAND) (GRAINS WEIGH HORNADY 200 XTP Long Shot 10 HORNADY 230 XTP Long Shot 10 SIERRA 185 JHC Long Shot 11 SPEER 185 GOLD DOT JHP Long Shot 11 SPEER 200 JHP Long Shot 11 BULLET VELOCITY GROUP SIZE (BRAND, BULLET WEIGHT, TYPE) (FPS) (INCHES) HORNADY 200 XTP 1,133 1-1/2 HORNADY 230 XTP 1,191 1-1/4 SIERRA 185 JHC 1,305 1-3/4 SPEER 185 GOLD DOT JHP 1,275 1-7/8 SPEER 200 JHP 1,106 2 Notes: Accuracy the product of 5 shots at 20 yards.
Pedro then sliced a long shot beyond goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz for the winner in the 68th.
Metcalf, for a concise and informative contribution with "Making A Long Shot" (June 2008).
The Senate, where the Democrats would need to pick up six seats to win a majority, is less of a long shot than ever, thanks in large part to Senator George "Macaca" Mien of Virginia.
She considers distribution of a Marburg vaccine, beyond a cache for lab safety, "a long shot."
An archaeological long shot, but it created enough stir to get the manicurists back into the Times.
T or F Bet on a long shot horse to pay for his trip to the 1906