Journey in Life: 08/24/15

Monday, August 24, 2015

"A shot in the dark" nghĩa là gì?

Bắn chính xác trong ban ngày. Photo courtesy Andrew "FastLizard4".

'A shot/stab in the dark' (bắn bừa trong đêm tối) nghĩa là một hành động không biết trước kết quả, chỉ là phỏng đoán (an act whose outcome cannot be foreseen, a mere guess).

Ví dụ
I sent out an email which was literally a shot in the dark, asking if they were willing to do comedy, and they said yes.

Sidious took a shot in the dark, and somehow it paid off -> Do not be fooled by his successes.

Is this a shot in the dark, or a brilliant move carried out by the city of Amsterdam? It is too early to tell.

Class action suits have not had a track-record in India; the suit by the ministry may thus be a shot in the dark.

Phạm Hạnh