chance would be a fine thing

chance would be a fine thing

informal A phrase used in reference to something that seems unlikely to happen. Primarily heard in UK. Michael asking me to the dance? Oh sure, chance would be a fine thing!
See also: chance, fine, thing

chance would be a fine thing

People say chance would be a fine thing when there is almost no possibility of doing something they might like to do. She asked if I was going to get married. Chance would be a fine thing! boe2002
See also: chance, fine, thing

chance would be a fine thing

used to express a belief that something desirable that has just been mentioned is unlikely to happen. informal
See also: chance, fine, thing

ˈchance would be a fine thing

(British English, spoken) used to say that you would like to do something but will probably not have the opportunity: ‘Are you going on holiday this year?’ ‘Chance would be a fine thing — I can’t even afford a day trip to London!’
See also: chance, fine, thing