have a shot at (something)

To "have a shot at" a prize or reward means that your chances of winning are not bad. It means that you think there's a chance that you might win.

You can use this phrase followed by a noun:

Do you think I have a shot at the job?

Or you can follow it with "___ing":

Do you think I have a shot at getting the job?

There's also a similar phrase that's used when talking about men trying to attract women. When you think a man might be able to attract a woman, you say that he "has a shot with" her.

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