Definition of Buckley's in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌklɪz/

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(in phrase (not) have Buckley's (or Buckley's chance)) Australian /NZ informal
Have little or no chance of doing or achieving something: the vehicle had Buckley’s chance of stopping


late 19th century: sometimes said to be from the name of William Buckley (died 1856), who, despite dire predictions as to his chances of survival, lived with the Aborigines for many years.

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