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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The beauty of the latter is you only really need the long shot to win for a decent return and if it loses expect your money back.
After another long shot, Bristol City had almost caught up with Cardiff, but after a quick interception by Julie Saunders, Magnus' long shot made it 10-8 before Bristol scored right on the final whistle to lose by just one goal.
Moreover, Egoyan often frames Stephens in outdoor long shots, the better to emphasize his hopelessly inadequate and anachronistic presence in the very community he descends upon to save.