shot

This page is about the slang term shot.

Meaning: an attempt, a try, a turn

For example:

  • When we play darts, Jimmy often forgets whose turn it is to throw. He says, "Whose shot is it? Is it mine?"

  • After boxing for nearly ten years, Larry finally got a shot at the world title. Now he's the Middleweight Champion of the World.

Quick Quiz:

My friends were diving off the high platform at the pool. Rob said to me, "Come on! Give it a shot!" because

a. I was diving too much

b. I wasn't diving very well

c. I hadn't made the dive

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Contributor: Matt Errey