Very little or no possibility, as in A fact chance he has of coming in first, or You think they'll get married? Fat chance! A related expression is a fat lot, meaning “very little or none at all,” as in A fat lot of good it will do her. The first of these slangy sarcastic usages dates from the early 1900s, the second from the 1890s.
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With chemotherapy, her doctors give her at least an 80 percent chance of survival.Should Teens Have The Right To Die?|Brandy Zadrozny|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At the moment, the only chance I get is when I go do Late Night with Seth Meyers.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?Christie Blames Parents for Bad Economy|Monica Potts|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Do those things," he said, "and you'll have half a chance of being successful.
Heinold's First and Last Chance, Oakland (Jack London, Taft) You can thank Johnny Heinold for your favorite Jack London book.The Bars That Made America Great|Nina Strochlic|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Then a fat, untidy old man appeared in the doorway of a cubicle within the shop, and Edwin Clayhanger blushed.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
He wished her mother had not been quite such an appalling person, fat and painted.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
It was a spring day, and the fat buds of the chestnuts were bursting into magnificent green plumes.Children's Ways|James Sully