A long shot 机会不大

更新时间 2013年 1月 10日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间14:32
A man missing a shot in tennis

Florian Mayer misses a shot against Australia’s Bernard Tomic during the Sydney International tennis tournament. Photo: Daniel Munoz/Reuters


There are seven different types of shot in the game of tennis: the serve, forehand, backhand, volley, slice, smash and lob. They are named after the manner in which they are struck or the point in the game at which they are struck.



如果说某事是 a long shot, 意思是实现此事的机会不大。


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 company to replace your broken smartphone for free. It's a long shot, but it's worth trying.


另一个短语 a shot in the dark 的意思是猜测。

A: How old do you think I am?
B: I'll take a shot in the dark and say 40.


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