a fifty-fifty chance

a fifty-fifty chance

if there is a fifty-fifty chance of something happening, it is equally likely to happen or not to happen (usually + of + doing sth) I'd say he's got a fifty-fifty chance of winning the race.
See also: chance
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rating agency Standard & Poor's reiterated Thursday there is a fifty-fifty chance that its highest AAA long-term credit rating for U.
I would say I have a fifty-fifty chance of making him change his mind.
Doctors have told Vince there's only a fifty-fifty chance that the surgery will work, and he said: "If it fails they will have to take skin grafts and try to rebuild the ear.
Kevin Gallacher (hamstring) has only a fifty-fifty chance.