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not a hope (in hell)

Definition of not a hope in hell in English:

informal No chance at all: this team doesn’t have a hope in hell of making the playoffs
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  • Almost crushed by the label of the tour's greatest choker, she has been written off by her critics and supporters alike -a lovely woman but not a hope of winning an important title.
  • Apparently the lads have been practising in my absence and now think they are pretty handy - good luck boys, not a hope.
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