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fighting chance Syllabification: fight·ing chance
Pronunciation: /fīdiNG CHans/

Definition of fighting chance in English:


A possibility of success if great effort is made: they still have a fighting chance of clinching the title
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  • This by no means guarantees success, but at least gives them a fighting chance.
  • The prosecution does have a fighting chance here.
  • I was able to do that, so now I've got a fighting chance.

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