best shot

see give it one's best shot.

Words Nearby best shot

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How to use best shot in a sentence

  • That hollow is a very likely place for one of them to run along, therefore the best shot among you had better go up there.

    Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
  • The miller was glad that a rifleman from his own canton should prove the best shot, and should have won universal applause.

    Rudy and Babette | Hans Christian Andersen
  • First of all, he had to learn how to shoot; and his father, who was the best shot in the valley, was very willing to teach him.

    Boyhood in Norway | Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • "Peter is the best shot in Ballinasloe," rejoined Mrs. Kennyfeck, sententiously.

    Roland Cashel | Charles James Lever
  • Thats the best shot that ever was fired, whispered Napoleon.

    The White Rose of Memphis | William C. Falkner