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fighting chance

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noun
  1. a possibility of success following a struggle.
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Origin of fighting chance

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • You may yield to it, but, at least, you've had your fighting-chance.

    The Lieutenant-Governor

    Guy Wetmore Carryl


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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