snowball's chance in hell, a
No chance at all, as in He hasn't a snowball's chance in hell of getting there in two hours. This idiom, nearly always used negatively, alludes to the traditional view of hell as extremely hot, causing snow to melt at once. [Late 1800s]
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- a punta d'arco,
- a quo,
- a rolling stone gathers no moss,
- a shares,
- a sizes,
- a soft answer turneth away wrath,
- a star,
- a stitch in time saves nine,
- a streetcar named desire,
- a supply
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