fighting chance


noun

a possibility of success following a struggle.

Nearby words

  1. fighter,
  2. fighter-bomber,
  3. fighter-interceptor,
  4. fighting,
  5. fighting chair,
  6. fighting cock,
  7. fighting fish,
  8. fighting french,
  9. fighting top,
  10. fighting word

Origin of fighting chance

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for fighting chance

fighting chance

noun

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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