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Buckley's chance

noun, Australian.
1.
no chance at all or only a slim hope.
Also called Buckley's and none, Buckley's hope.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; origin obscure
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Buckley's chance

/ˈbʌklɪz/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ, slang) no chance at all Often shortened to Buckley's
Word Origin
C19: of obscure origin
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