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main chance

noun
1.
an opportunity offering the greatest gain:
Being ambitious, he always had an eye for the main chance.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80
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  • Throughout this time he kept his eye on the main chance, the prospect of becoming an art pundit.
  • Pigeons were what hops had been to the farmers-closer to the main chance than you usually could get.
  • He butchers prisoners, betrays everybody, and seizes the main chance.
  • Its main chance of getting fresh oxygen is from winter rains or melting snows which bring in oxygen-rich water.
  • The latter fought out each point, but they were not as alert for the main chance as the champions.

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