What does long shot mean?


Idiom Meaning:

something that is difficult (or unlikely) to accomplish


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Before We Go (2014)

Time of Scene: ~01:11:30

Brooke Dalton: What if he loves her more?

Nick Vaughan: I’d say that’s a long shot.

Brooke Dalton: It’s possible isn’t it? It’s possible that you could meet somebody who’s perfect for you even though you’re committed to somebody else.

Nick Vaughan: I think if you are committed to somebody, you don’t allow yourself to find perfection in someone else.


Carrie (1976)

Time of Scene: ~00:27:00

Chris Hargenson: She can’t get away with this if we all stick together! Norma? Helen? Sue?

Sue Snell: Shut up, Chris. Just shut up.

Chris Hargenson: This isn’t over. This isn’t over by a long shot!

Miss Collins: You’re out of the prom, Hargenson.

Miss Collins: Okay, the show’s over. In place! Run! One two! One two! One two!


Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Time of Scene: ~00:45:40

Angelica: Every soul can be saved.

Blackbeard: Be that true, young cleric?

Philip: Yes. Though, you I see as a bit of a long shot.



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