a shot in the dark


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a shot in the dark

an attempt to do something without knowing much about it When I applied for the scholarship, it was just a shot in the dark – I had no idea how important and competitive it was.
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a shot in the dark

an attempt to guess something when you have no information or knowledge about it The whole theory is a shot in the dark - no-one will ever take us seriously.
See also: dark, shot