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sporting chance

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noun
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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Origin of sporting chance

First recorded in 1895–1900
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