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Expressions with the word CHANCE
the chances are (that)... - it is likely that...
no chance - no possibility
a fighting chance - a slight chance of success dependent on a struggle
a sporting chance - a reasonable chance of success
by any chance - used especially in questions, to ask whether something is true, possible, etc.
stand a chance - to be likely to achieve something
fat chance - used for emphasizing that you think something is extremely unlikely
on the off chance - doing something even though you think it is unlikely to succeed
blow it - to destroy your own chance of succeeding, or to waste a good opportunity
chance on/upon - to find or see someone or something when you did not expect to
not have a/the ghost of a chance - to have no chance at all
not have a cat in hell's chance / not have a snowball's chance (in hell) - to be completely unable to achieve something
take a chance - to decide to do something, knowing that it might be the wrong choice
a game of chance - an activity, especially one in which you gamble money, that depends on luck instead of skill
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