Idiom: 'Hail Mary pass'

What does 'Hail Mary pass' mean?

Meaning:

In American football, a Hail Mary pass is a long, desperate pass at the end of the game that is hoped may gain some points, so it is used for a desperate attempt to resolve a serious problem at the last minute.

Contributor: Joe

Country: International English | Subject Area: Sport | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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