an even or fair opportunity for a favorable outcome in an enterprise, as winning in a game of chance or in any kind of contest: They gave the less experienced players a sporting chance by handicapping the experts.
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What does “barren” mean?
Origin of sporting chance
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby sporting chance
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