Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles welcome to English in a minute. Shot put is an Olympic sport. You throw a small but heavy metal ball as far as you can. Long shot. I bought a lottery ticket. You know the chances of winning are very small. I know very, very small. What I mean is, you're not going to win. I know it's a long shot, but the top prize is $35 million $35 million later. Where you going to buy all the tickets? A long shot is something that has little chance of succeeding. You may not expect to succeed, but long shots can be worth trying. People who follow horse racing use this expression a lot, and that's English in a minute.