“To be honest, that one's a long shot.”

English Lesson: To be honest, that one's a long shot.

You're a salesperson. Your boss asks about a company that you're trying to sell to. You think it's unlikely that you'll be able to sell them anything.

To be honest, that one's a long shot.

Join PhraseMix Premium or sign in to listen to this lesson and 2,273 others!

To be honest, (sentence)

Use this phrase when you're not really sure that you should share an opinion, but you share it anyway:

To be honest, I don't really agree with the direction the company is going in these days.

You can also include words like "completely" and "perfectly":

To be completely honest... I think that he's a creep and he's just using her for her money.

You can also put "to be honest" at the end of a sentence:

I've never really liked action movies, to be perfectly honest.

(something) is a long shot

A "long shot" is something that has a very low chance of succeeding.

A: About the keynote speaker – do you think that we could get the governor to do it?

B: Hmm. Well, it's a long shot, but it's worth a try.

To remember "a long shot", imagine someone who's trying to shoot an arrow at a target. The shooter is very far away from the target, so it's unlikely that the arrow will hit it.