not by a long shot


not by a long shot
not by a long shot
Fig. not by a great amount; not at all. •

Did I win the race? Not by a long shot.

Not by a long shot did she complete the assignment.

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See: BY A LONG SHOT.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • not by a long shot — See: BY A LONG SHOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • (not) by a long shot — informal (not) by far or at all. → long shot …   English new terms dictionary

  • not by a long shot — ► (not) by a long shot informal (not) by far or at all. Main Entry: ↑long shot …   English terms dictionary

  • not by a long shot — BY NO (MANNER OF) MEANS, not at all, in no way, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not; Brit. not by a long chalk. → shot * * * not by a long shot Not by any means • • • Main Entry: ↑long * * * not by a long shot/chalk/way/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • not by a long shot — informal, old fashioned something that you say when you think something is not at all true. Do you think it s as good as her last movie? No, not by a long shot. It s not over yet, not by a long chalk, we still have a very good chance of winning …   New idioms dictionary

  • not by a long shot — he is not yet out of the woods, not by a long shot Syn: by no (manner of) means, not at all, in no way, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • not by a long shot — very little chance, not likely    That horse won t win, not by a long shot. It s old and slow …   English idioms

  • not\ by\ a\ long\ shot — See: by a long shot …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not by a long shot — not in any way, no way, no chance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not by a long chalk — not by a long shot/chalk/way/informal phrase used for saying that something is not true at all They’ve achieved a lot, but they haven’t finished yet – not by a long way. Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that something is not true or likely …   Useful english dictionary


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