Definition of stand a chance in English:

stand a chance

  • [usually with negative] Have a prospect of success or survival: his rivals don’t stand a chance
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    • The Tory idea stands a chance of success depending on which councillors turn up for the meeting.
    • So they knew they needed to beat each other in order to stand a chance of survival.
    • The Olympic committee is backing a recent sports council initiative that agreed to focus most of its funding on sports that stood a chance of Olympic success.
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