Slang definitions & phrases for snowball's chance in hell, a
snowball's chance in hell, a
No possibility whatever; a CHINAMAN'S CHANCE: He doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting that degree in time(1934+)
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Idioms and Phrases with snowball's chance in hell, a
No chance at all, as in He hasn't a snowball's chance in hell of getting there in two hours. This idiom, nearly always used negatively, alludes to the traditional view of hell as extremely hot, causing snow to melt at once.
[ Late 1800s