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outside chance

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outside chance

noun phrase

A remote possibility; a slim likelihood: He may have an outside chance to pass (1909+)

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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  • If she had even an outside chance, she would trail her pride, drag it through the mud, through thorns!

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • There's an outside chance that old man Nazario has the Arriba we need in his collection at the University.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • It might not work, but there was an outside chance it would.

    Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
  • So far Mr. Skidmore had nothing to worry him, nothing, that is, except the outside chance of a bad accident.

    Golden Stories Various
  • Then, perhaps, there may be a chance of detecting him; but it's an outside chance.

    The Mark Of Cain Andrew Lang
  • However, it is only an outside chance, of course, that I wish to guard against.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Such a plunge could not but be—as Val put it—an outside chance.

  • Many “good things” went wrong, while others who had only been supposed to have an outside chance carried off the prize.

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