When it premiered on NBC in 2006, Friday Night Lights seemed like a Hail Mary pass.
Attorney McLaughlin calls it a must-do “Hail Mary pass” for a doomed case.
"I would describe this measure as a 'Hail Mary' pass"—a last-ditch attempt to save a desperate situation.
“It sounded like they were praying the Hail Mary,” Gozik recalled.
It does, however, get at the Hail Mary aspect of both picks by nominees behind in the polls.
The exhortation was usually followed by a loud saying of a Paternoster and a "Hail Mary" by all present.
He knew her well, and he expressed his knowledge in the first Hail Mary that was ever said.
It is unnecessary to say that I said a "Hail Mary" for his soul at least.
The Superior then told me to say the prayer called "Hail Mary!"
I have received a light that thou art to be the model for the 'Hail Mary!'
Done in pious hope and desperation: Staubach hurls a Hail, Mary pass into the end zone/ ''We did what could be described as the Hail Mary play,'' Gen. Schwarzkopf says/ You know a Hail Mary moment when you see one: It happened at the Redskins-Cardinals game
[1980s+ Football; fr the liturgical prayer Hail, Mary, full of grace, etc]