longshot longshot  /ˈlɔŋ ˌʃɑt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a photograph taken from a distance

Usage(s):

  • With all these obstacles, the Smarts are a longshot in China.

News

  1. Grammy award Kurn Hattin’s Bianconi becomes quarterfinalist

    WESTMINSTER -- To be selected a winner out of 217 people is, by all accounts, a longshot. But if you were one those 217 that had been whittled down from an initial 30,000, it might seem like child’s play by comparison.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Brattleboro Reformer

  2. Kurn Hattin's Bianconi becomes quarterfinalist for Grammy award

    Monday June 17, 2013 WESTMINSTER -- To be selected a winner out of 217 people is, by all accounts, a longshot.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Brattleboro Reformer

  3. Int'l court case against ex-pope fizzles

    NEW YORK (AP) — The International Criminal Court has rejected a longshot request by clergy sex abuse victims to investigate former Pope Benedict XVI and Vatican cardinals for possible crimes against humanity.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I don't know that we need to start singing his swan song just yet with the Astros," Berkman said. "I'd say it's probably a longshot that he gets traded. I just feel that way. I'm not saying it won't happen, but I don't know that it's a great...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Lance Berkman Source: The Canadian Press

  2. "I would say it'sa longshot myself," Kentucky's second-year coach Billy Gillispie said. "We've had some good moments. We've had some tough moments. We just haven't finished up the season nearly as well as we would have liked."
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Billy Gillispie Source: New York Times

  3. "As difficult as the budget process was, we are not done -- not by a longshot," Christie said in the statement. "Without more excuses or further delay, we must move to lock in real, lasting reforms."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Christopher Christie Source: MyFox Philadelphia

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