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fighting chance

noun
1.
a possibility of success following a struggle.
Origin of fighting chance
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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  • Give me my fighting chance to make good with them—I beg you!

  • "We'll have to take our fighting chance of that," Jack replied.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • So long as Smith was at liberty there was a fighting chance, and as always, he took it.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart
  • We've got a fighting chance, and that's all we need—men like you and me.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • I still had a fighting chance to get her away from him, but was it fair of me to make the fight?

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
British Dictionary definitions for fighting chance

fighting chance

noun
1.
a slight chance of success dependent on a struggle
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Idioms and Phrases with fighting chance

fighting chance

A possibility of winning, but only with a struggle. For example, It's going to be hard to beat that record, but I think he has a fighting chance. [ Late 1800s ]
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