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See also: longshot
The term arose from the accuracy of early naval guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.
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- (idiomatic) Something unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working.
- We can try your plan, but it's a long shot and it probably won't work.
- (film) A master shot, the primary wide shot of a scene into which the closeups will be edited later.