His company, Starr International, is a large shareholder of AIG, but not the largest by a long shot.
This was a long shot, but neither he nor the White House was prepared for more drastic approaches.
This is not, it should be said, borne by everyone in our generation, not by a long shot.
Hollande was once a long shot for president and his chaotic party was being eulogized by pundits only three years ago.
Still, it may seem like a long shot that Berlusconi could now possibly reconcile with his former best friend.
"Not by a long shot," said Nemesis, or words to that effect.
"Not by a long shot," replied Dr. Bird promptly as he rose to his feet.
But if you take me, my father-in-law don't remain in the weaving-room, by a long shot.
It was a long shot, but he could not wait to take deliberate aim; he fired.
It was a long shot, and the missile had nearly spent its force when it hit him.