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Slim chance   /slɪm tʃæns/   Listen
Slim chance

Little or no chance of success.  Synonym: fat chance.

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"Slim chance" Quotes from Famous Books

... that," replied Tom. "We've got to take that chance also. But I figure that, in the confusion, Harry, or some of his fellow prisoners, may pick up the package, or packages, unobserved. Of course there's only a slim chance that Harry himself will pick up the bundle. But it will be addressed to him, and if any of the French, British, or American prisoners get it, they'll see that it goes to ...
— Air Service Boys in the Big Battle • Charles Amory Beach

... anything—but I can find no fault with killing another magter. We can fit your operation into our plans without any trouble. This is the last night and I have sent every one of my teams out on raids. We're breaking into as many magter towers as possible before dawn. There is a slim chance that we might uncover something. It's really just shooting in the dark, but it's all we can do now. My own team is waiting and you can ride along with us. The others left earlier. We're going to hit a small tower on this side of the city. We raided it ...
— Planet of the Damned • Harry Harrison

... lost to the world in this way. It is sometimes almost painful to think what a surplus of talent and genius there would be in the world if the habit of intoxication should suddenly cease; and what a slim chance there would be for the plodding people who have always had tolerably good habits. The fear is only mitigated by the observation that the reputation of a person for great talent ...
— Baddeck and That Sort of Thing • Charles Dudley Warner

Words linked to "Slim chance" :   fat chance, probability, chance

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