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big shot (informal) an influential or important person.
bird shot small shot used to shoot birds.
booster shot an injection of a vaccine given at some time after the first injection. A booster shot continues the protection against disease begun by the earlier injection.
by a long shot by a considerable amount or distance.
cheap shot an unnecessarily vicious remark or action against someone who has no ready defense. [2 definitions]
chip shot a short golf shot, used in approaching the green, in which the ball is lofted and rolls some distance after landing.
cutaway shot in a film, a sudden shift of the scene away from the main action to an apparently unrelated event.
dunk shot in basketball, a shot made by jumping up and thrusting the ball through the hoop from above.
foul shot see free throw.
hook shot in basketball, a shot made, with the body sideways to the basket, by the far hand arcing the ball over the head.
jump shot in basketball, a shot made by a player at the highest point of a jump.
long shot in betting, a choice that has very little chance of winning, such as a horse in a race. [3 definitions]
not by a long shot by no means; definitely not.
one-shot a publication, performance, or the like that is intended for one time only. [4 definitions]
Parthian shot an unfriendly or sharp remark or gesture made as one departs; parting shot.
passing shot in tennis, a shot that goes past an opponent who is at or moving towards the net.
penalty shot in ice hockey, a free shot at the goal taken by a player from the four meter line after skating in from the center spot, usu. awarded when the opposing team has illegally prevented a goal.
set shot a shot made by a basketball player while standing in place.
shoot from the hip (informal) to do or say without thought or consideration.
shoot-out a confrontation involving shooting, as between police and criminals; gunfight. [2 definitions]