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bChinaman's chance, a

noun phrase

No chance at all • Nearly always in the negative: He hasn't got a Chinaman's chance of landing that job

[1910+; said to be fr the unfortunate situation of Chinese prospectors in the 1840s California gold rush, who were forced to work exhausted or unpromising claims, although no contemporary examples of use remain]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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