Buckley's chance


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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.
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But indulge me a moment while I propose another alterative of Buckley's chance.
It's hard not to hope that, with the likes of the Currie's on the sunnier side of history, we do have a (Tim) Buckley's chance at turning this ship around.