Meaning of long shot
- a horse, team, etc., that has little chance of winning and carries long odds.
- an attempt or undertaking that offers much but in which there is little chance for success.
- a camera shot taken at a relatively great distance from the subject and permitting a broad view of a scene. Cf. closeup (def. 2),
- by any means; by a measurable degree: They haven't finished by a long shot.
- longshot (Thesaurus)