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outside chance

A slight, remote, or unlikely possibility. The washing machine is probably busted, but there's an outside chance I might be able to fix what's wrong with it. I don't think Jack would go on a date with me, but on the outside chance that he says yes, I'm going to ask him anyway!
See also: chance, outside
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We've got an outside chance, but all these draws can kill you," said Wade.
We still have an outside chance," said Hamilton, inset.
JODIE BROUGHTON has an outside chance of playing for the Giants in Sunday's Super League clash at Bradford Bulls.
Two teams will qualify automatically from Ireland's group, while third place also has an outside chance of automatic qualification.
Ricardo Gonzalez and Hennie Otto are eight-under and England's Steve Webster is one of nine with an outside chance of success on seven-under.
He might have an outside chance for the weekend because he's something a little bit different for us in the striking department.
That's an outside chance now but we're thinking towards the future too.
A spate of injuries has left the Boro boss lacking cover in defence and there's an outside chance he could make a late foray into the loan market before the window closes.
David Goffin is 12-5 from 5-2 with Ladbrokes to upset John Isner but while the Belgian 21-year-old performed well in his opening thrashing of Pablo Andujar and has an outside chance of bringing down the big-serving American, the world No.
Gopi says that apart from Saina, the two doubles pairs Jwala Gutta- Ashwini Ponappa and Jwala- V Diju) also have an outside chance of winning a medal.
And they even have an outside chance of yet another Wembley visit this season
The return of Warne had been floated as an outside chance - albeit as short as 6-1 with British bookmaker William Hill.
However, Xerez have picked up 22 points from their last 14 matches in La Liga and have an outside chance of staying up, although they are relying on other results.
There is only an outside chance of a new arrival being on show against the Poppies at the International Stadium, but Gateshead are intent on making a transfer breakthrough before Saturday's FA Trophy trip to Barrow.
Lee has an outside chance of playing in the limited-overs series against Pakistan, to be staged in the Middle East in April, but it is more likely the fast bowler will make his comeback with the Kings XI Punjab towards the end of the Indian Premier League or in the Twenty20 World Cup that follows in England.