A long shot 機會不大

更新時間 2013年 1月 10日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間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

今日小常識

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.

網球運動講究七種不同的打球方式。它們分別是發球、正手、反手、截擊、削球、扣殺和挑高球。上述每個稱呼都是依據不同的擊球方式或比賽不同階段的擊球方式而命名的。

今日短語

如果說某事是 a long shot, 意思是實現此事的機會不大。

例句

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.

請注意

另一個短語 a shot in the dark 的意思是猜測。

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

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