The distance was a fair three hundred yards, which is a long shot--when it is three hundred yards.
"Not by a long shot," replied Dr. Bird promptly as he rose to his feet.
It was a long shot, but the Jerry was lined up neatly in his sight.
Poses as an ignorant laborer, but he's not ignorant by a long shot.
We all thought it was very grand of father to take such a long shot ...