shot in the dark
phrasal 1. a wild guess 2. an attempt that has little chance of success

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shot in the Dark — meaning aimlessly or not a chance; also may refer to: * A Shot in the Dark , a 1964 film directed by Blake Edwards, the second installment in the Pink Panther series * A Shot in the Dark , a 1933 film by George Pearson * Shot in the Dark (Ozzy… …   Wikipedia

  • shot in the dark — If you have a shot in the dark at something, you try something where you have little hope of success …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • shot in the dark — {n. phr.} An attempt without much hope or chance of succeeding; a wild guess. * /A was just a shot in the dark, but I got the right answer to the teacher s question./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shot in the dark — {n. phr.} An attempt without much hope or chance of succeeding; a wild guess. * /A was just a shot in the dark, but I got the right answer to the teacher s question./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Shot in the Dark — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Shot in the Dark, single d Ozzy Osbourne sorti en 1986; Shot in the Dark, album de Laurent Garnier sorti en 1994; Shot in the dark, Single de Within… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shot in the dark — an attempt without much hope or chance of succeeding The attempt to find the small boy who had fallen into the river was a shot in the dark …   Idioms and examples

  • shot\ in\ the\ dark — n. phr. An attempt without much hope or chance of succeeding; a wild guess. A was just a shot in the dark, but I got the right answer to the teacher s question …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shot in the dark —    If you have a shot in the dark at something, you try something where you have little hope of success.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A sequence of connected ideas is called a train of thought.     I was considering the different… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • shot in the dark — noun A guess, attempt, or choice made with little or no evidence or knowledge. From listening, I cant tell who composed it. Beethoven, maybe, but thats a shot in the dark …   Wiktionary

  • shot in the dark — See a shot in the dark …   English idioms

  • Shot in the dark —   If you have a shot in the dark at something, you try something where you have little hope of success …   Dictionary of English idioms

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