A long shot 成功的希望很渺茫
A long shot 的字面意思是「長球」。我們也可以用這個表達來形容某事，意思就是實現此事的機會不大。
I'm looking for a first edition of Alice in Wonderland for my mother's birthday. I know it's a long shot, but do you have one in stock?
My favourite football team is in the cup final at the weekend. I think we could win, but it』s a long shot.
We could ask the phone company to replace your broken smartphone for free. It's a long shot, but it's worth trying.
另一個短語 a shot in the dark 的意思是「毫無根據的胡亂猜測」。
A: How old do you think I am?
B: I'll take a shot in the dark and say 40.