Buckley


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Buckley's and none

Little to no chance of something. It is likely a pun taken from "Buckley & Nunn," an Australian department store that was founded in 1851. It is often preceded by "two chances" in some form or another. Primarily heard in Australia. A: "Do you think she'd go out on a date with me?" B: "I'd say you have two chances: Buckley's and none."
See also: and, none

Buckley's chance

Little to no chance of something. Of uncertain origin, it is either a reference to "Buckley's and none" (a pun from the former department store Buckley's & Nunn), or to the escapades of the escaped colonial convict William Buckley. Primarily heard in Australia. I'd say you have Buckley's chance of getting that loan approved.
See also: chance

Buckley's hope

Little to no chance of something. Of uncertain origin, it is either a reference to "Buckley's and none" (a pun from the former department store Buckley's & Nunn), or to the escapades of the escaped colonial convict William Buckley. Primarily heard in Australia. I'd say you have Buckley's hope of getting that loan approved.
See also: hope

Buckley's

Little to no chance of something. Of uncertain origin, it is either a reference to "Buckley's and none" (a pun from the former department store Buckley's & Nunn), or to the escapades of the escaped colonial convict William Buckley. Primarily heard in Australia. I'd say you have Buckley's of getting that loan approved.
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Buckley admits: "My dad died when I was 15 and I went off the rails.
What used to take 20 to 25 minutes of preparation time, followed by waiting for mail to deliver a 50- to 60-page case back-and-forth, now takes three to four minutes by using the Internet, said Buckley.
Buckley said: 'It would have been nice to have won but it's just one of those things.
It's only in the second half of the book, covering the years 1978 to 2004, that Buckley dares to make incisive critical comments about the band, and on Ferry's often limp, nebulous solo career in the '80s and '90s.
Like Victoria Bynum's Unruly Women, Buckley amasses some anecdotal evidence that suggests that despite the rigidity of its reputation and regime, the Old South was a remarkably fluid place where white women drank, hit back, and took lovers, sometimes even black ones.
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Buckley earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Chestnut Hill College in 1956.
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Opposition parties are already asking why a Scot could not be given the job, and why any Scots voters wishing to appeal directly to Buckley will have to write to London to do so.
Soon after the Purdue scientists' article appeared, Neil Buckley, an organic chemist at the University of California, San Francisco, sent Fuchs a letter welcoming him "to the smallest known scientific subdiscipline -- those who have published on curling crystals.
Buckley Radio owns and operates twenty radio stations in seven markets.
and UK, to Germany, Japan and France (where Buckley was the #1 best-selling international catalog artist in 2008).
For left-wing postgraduate students in the 1970s and 1980s, seeking ways of reinterpreting Australian history along broadly Marxist lines, the volumes of Buckley and Wheelwright's Essays in the Political Economy of Australian Capitalism assumed iconic status.
Buckley and Kris met around 30 fame-hungry girls in a London studio last month.