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big shotA person with a reputation of importance or power.Rate it:

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parting shotAn insult or barbed comment issued as the speaker departs or the conversation comes to an end.Rate it:

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shot in the armA shot of drug in the arm, to get on a high.Rate it:

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chip shotA relatively easy field goal, made from a short distance.Rate it:

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chip shotA shot in which the ball is kicked from underneath with accuracy but with less than maximum force, to launch it high into the air in order either to pass it over the heads of opponents or to score a goal.Rate it:

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chip shotSomething that is easy to do or to achieve.Rate it:

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give it one's best shotTo make one's best effort or attempt; to try as hard as possible.Rate it:

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Hot ShotSharp Person, Really With-It, "In the Swing of It, Svelte, Mayhaps Be Swell? Sophisticated. Sharp Kat et alRate it:

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mug shotpolice photoRate it:

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shot in the armA stimulus.Rate it:

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by a long shotBy a wide margin; indicates a very big difference or disparity.Rate it:

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chip shotAn approach shot made from a location a short distance from the golf green in which the ball is launched into the air with only low or moderate force, so that it will land on the green and roll toward the hole.Rate it:

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chip shotA takeout shot aimed at hitting a rock at an angle.Rate it:

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chip shotThe achievement of a goal or the striking of a target with a ball or other projectile in relatively nonchallenging or routine circumstances, by throwing (as in basketball) or by discharging a firearm (as in hunting).Rate it:

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cowboy shotTérmino empleado en el ámbito anglosajón para referirse a un plano de intérprete encuadrado de rodillas para arriba. Esta denominación procede de las películas de cowboys del cine mudo en las que resultaba obligado mostrar las pistoleras y revólveres de los personajes.Rate it:

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dead shotPerfect shooterRate it:

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give it a shotTry or attempt (something).Rate it:

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I've been shotIndicates one has been shot and may require medical attention.Rate it:

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long shotA master shot, the primary wide shot of a scene into which the closeups will be edited later.Rate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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shot across the bowA warning that negative consequences will be faced if something is carried out or allowed to continue.Rate it:

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Shot in the ArmSomething that gives you confidence and encouragement, something that boost your spiritsRate it:

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shot in the darkA guess, attempt, or choice made with little or no evidence or knowledge.Rate it:

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shot with a shovelseverly admonished, castigated.Rate it:

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take a shot in the darkTo try on something without having any knowledge about the subject.Rate it:

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warning shotUsed other than as an idiom: A shot fired as a warning..Rate it:

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warning shotAn action intended to act as a warning.Rate it:

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who shot johnA long and involved explanation; a thing of which an explanation would be long and involved.Rate it:

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big as a barnVery big.Rate it:

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big cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big-bonedFat, obese.Rate it:

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walk softly and carry a big stickAlternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick.Rate it:

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give someone a big headTo flatter someone excessively; to overpraise someone, usually resulting in them becoming proud, arrogant or conceited.Rate it:

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suck a big oneto be terrible; to be of a very low standard.Rate it:

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a big blow hardOne whom exaggerates, over emphasizes personal prowess and accomplishments.Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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big upTo increase one's muscle mass through exercise.Rate it:

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catch big airSuperlative of catch air; make a big jump high off the ground.Rate it:

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Too Big for Your BritchesSelf-important; proud of something, particularly about selfRate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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big fatComplete, utter, total.Rate it:

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speak softly and carry a big stickDo not boast or utter verbal threats, but do make others aware that you are prepared to use physical force if necessary.Rate it:

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big blow-outElaborate celebration, special party, special dinner with lavish, luschious entrees.Rate it:

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big boyA large object or person.Rate it:

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big boysPlural form of big boy.Rate it:

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big boysThe people or bodies with the most influence and/or power.Rate it:

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big breakA breakthrough, especially the first big hit of a previously unknown performer or performers in the entertainment industry.Rate it:

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big bucksLots of money.Rate it:

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big daddySomething or someone of importance.Rate it:

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big dealSomething very important, difficult, or of concern.Rate it:

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