by a long shot
phrasal by a great deal

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

  • 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

  • long shot — 1. a horse, team, etc., that has little chance of winning and carries long odds. 2. an attempt or undertaking that offers much but in which there is little chance for success. 3. Motion Pictures, Television. a camera shot taken at a relatively… …   Universalium

  • long shot — n. slight chance not by a long shot (AE) ( absolutely not ) * * * [ lɒŋʃɒt] [ slight chance ] not by a long shot ( absolutely not ; AE) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Long Shot (Niven) — Long Shot is the name of a fictional spacecraft from the Known Space universe. It first appeared in the short story At The Core by Larry Niven, and played pivotal roles in several of his Ringworld novels.The Long Shot was named by its first pilot …   Wikipedia

  • Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play — This is a list of the winners and nominations of Tony Award for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. The award has been presented since 1949.Awards and nominations1940s* 1949: Arthur Kennedy – Death of a Salesman 1950s* 1951: Eli… …   Wikipedia

  • shot — shot1 shotless, adj. shotlike, adj. /shot/, n., pl. shots or, for 6, 8, shot; v., shotted, shotting. n. 1. a discharge of a firearm, bow, etc. 2. the range of or the distance traveled by a missile in its flight …   Universalium

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