long shot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"long shot" in British English

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long shotnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
something you ​tryalthough it is ​unlikely to be ​successful: It's a ​longshot, but you could ​tryphoning him at ​home.
(Definition of long shot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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long shotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɔŋ ˌʃɑt/
something that is not ​likely to ​succeed: It’s a long shot, but you could ​trycalling him at ​home.
(Definition of long shot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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