long shot


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long shot

1. a bet against heavy odds
2. Films Television a shot where the camera is or appears to be distant from the object to be photographed
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Moreover, Egoyan often frames Stephens in outdoor long shots, the better to emphasize his hopelessly inadequate and anachronistic presence in the very community he descends upon to save.
The long shot album is once again Green Day's "American Idiot," currently at 6/1 odds.
3 /PRNewswie/ -- Eight McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagles were part of a 12-aircraft composite force representing the 12th Air Force that won top team honors at the first Long Shot competition, sponsored by the U.
The second half got off to a slow start, until Bristol City's Kevin Allen dropped a long shot to claw back the deficit to 6-4.
But final approval of the measure is considered a long shot.
Night When Noon Follows by Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Long Shot Productions, 2000, $12.
The personal computer isn't dead by a long shot, but its role as the primary platform for application development will soon be surpassed by network computing or e-business, said Paul Boulay, program director of marketing in IBM's Network Computer Division, Somers, N.
But just because something is a long shot does not mean that you don't do it.
Often a wide shot, or literally a long shot, it sets the location, characters, and mood of what follows, thus becoming a crucial--if often stymied (intentionally or otherwise)--point of narrative reference.
It's a long shot, and it's about as dangerous as it gets.