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fighting chance

noun
1.
a possibility of success following a struggle.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for fighting-chance

fighting chance

noun
1.
a slight chance of success dependent on a struggle
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Idioms and Phrases with fighting-chance

fighting chance

A possibility of winning, but only with a struggle. For example, It's going to be hard to beat that record, but I think he has a fighting chance. [ Late 1800s ]
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