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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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I won't take long shots if the angle or my body position is awkward--or the wind is blowing.
But the putting surface, they add, is very receptive to long shots and usually holds the ball well.
Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo's apparent favorite, Francisco Labastida Ochoa won the ruling party's first-ever primary in early November defeating strong challenger Roberto Madrazo and long shots Manuel Bartlett or Humberto Roque Villanueva.
TOP TREBLE Leicester, Dunfermline Peterhead to score 2+ (23-10, McBookie) BOTH TO SCORE Airdrie v Ayr Utd Peterhead v Brechin Stenny v Cowdenbeath (4-1, Coral) LONG SHOTS HOMES Leicester, Stoke Coventry, Accrington Aberdeen (14-1, William Hill) AWAYS Burnley, Reading Millwall, Northampton Perm any 3 and all 4 Four pays 18-1, Hills DRAWS Soton v Chelsea Cardiff v Preston Dundee v Inverness Raith v Morton Perm any 3 and all 4 Four pays 138-1, bet365 SUPERSINGLE GOING for four in a row with a Millwall side who have won five in a row away.
Here are my top tips and please do the long shots for low stakes.
For some reason most people think they have to take long shots out West.
With long shots taken from a low vantage point, Dog embodies domination not only in subject matter but also in form.
Edinburgh University psychiatrist Robert Kendell said: "It's a long shot. But long shots with high rewards are worth taking seriously."
We simulated all of these situations frequently in training, as goalkeepers do not see many of these long passes and long shots in practice.
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.
Other candidates include carbon monoxide and molecular nitrogen, and Stern notes that the "long shots" could include argon, resulting from the decay of radioactive potassium.