a possibility of success following a struggle.
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How to use fighting chance in a sentence
In fact, if Cruz doesn’t join the club it could be years before we see anyone else with a fighting chance.Miguel Cabrera joined the 500 home run club. Here are the players most likely to join him. | Neil Greenberg | August 24, 2021 | Washington Post
It could give us a fighting chance to get restoration right.Why planting tons of trees isn’t enough to solve climate change | Carolyn Gramling | July 9, 2021 | Science News
Around 2008, after decades of captive breeding and reintroduction efforts, the weasel-like animals seemed to have a fighting chance of gaining a foothold back in their native grasslands.The fight to save America’s most endangered mammal | Ula Chrobak | March 5, 2021 | Popular-Science
This isn’t the first poll to show Warnock looking like a favorite and Ossoff with a fighting chance.Where the race stands, five days from Election Day | Aaron Blake | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
If small manufacturers and retailers had a fighting chance in competing with Amazon, they might help reverse the decline in start-up creation.Many Companies Won't Survive the Pandemic. Amazon Will Emerge Stronger Than Ever | Alana Semuels | July 28, 2020 | Time
But at least in Moscow, a bribe or a good connection stand you a fighting chance to get what you need.Despite ObamaCare, US Health System Still a Complete Mess | Molly Worthen | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What kept him going was the belief that he had a fighting chance to beat the disease.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address | Ray Robinson | July 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If anything is going to get Hillary Clinton paying attention to those voices, A fighting chance will be it.How Elizabeth Warren’s Book Tour Could Mean Trouble for Hillary Clinton | David Freedlander | April 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But I bet that at least a few, who have touched the painful quick of their own humble humanity, can have a fighting chance.
If Best Buy still has folks like Stephen Gillett," I told myself, "they've still got a fighting chance.
They knew that we were waiting for them, but at the worst they had a fighting chance with us, and none with what came behind.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
We remember that we have a ninety-seven and a half fighting chance out of a hundred, and we are willing to take it.Private Peat | Harold R. Peat
"We'll have to take our fighting chance of that," Jack replied.The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
In spite of his vacillation and final failure to evacuate Dresden, Napoleon had an excellent fighting chance.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
We wouldn't stand a fighting chance except for one thing—Thomas himself.Cy Whittaker's Place | Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for fighting chance
a slight chance of success dependent on a struggle
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Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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