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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

racehorse, team, etc., with little chance of winning; undertaking with little chance for success; by any means; by a measurable degree

Usage examples (35)
  • GERRI WILLIS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: No, not by a long-shot.
  • Other long-shot approaches could have even bigger payoffs.
  • More space that I get on my CNN e-mail by a long-shot for free.
  • HARRIS: Florida -- critical to Hillary Clinton's long-shot chances. for more
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