by a long shot
phrasal by a great deal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • by a long shot — {adv. phr.}, {informal} By a big difference; by far. Used to add emphasis. * /Bert was the best swimmer in the race, by a long shot./ Often used with a negative. * /Tom isn t the kind who would be fresh to a teacher, by a long shot./ * /Our team… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by a long shot — {adv. phr.}, {informal} By a big difference; by far. Used to add emphasis. * /Bert was the best swimmer in the race, by a long shot./ Often used with a negative. * /Tom isn t the kind who would be fresh to a teacher, by a long shot./ * /Our team… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by\ a\ long\ shot — adv. phr. informal By a big difference; by far. Used to add emphasis. Bert was the best swimmer in the race, by a long shot. Often used with a negative. Tom isn t the kind who would be fresh to a teacher, by a long shot. Our team didn t win not… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • by a long shot — adverb By a wide margin; indicates a very big difference or disparity. He couldnt keep up with me, not by a long shot …   Wiktionary

  • by a long shot — See not by a long shot …   English idioms

  • by a long shot — very much, by a large margin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not by a long shot — See: BY A LONG SHOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not by a long shot — See: BY A LONG SHOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • (not) by a long shot — informal (not) by far or at all. → long shot …   English new terms dictionary

  • not by a long shot — informal, old fashioned something that you say when you think something is not at all true. Do you think it s as good as her last movie? No, not by a long shot. It s not over yet, not by a long chalk, we still have a very good chance of winning …   New idioms dictionary

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