fat chance


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

fat chance

Fig. very little likelihood. Fat chance he has of getting a promotion. You think she'll lend you the money? Fat chance!
See also: chance, fat

fat chance

there is very little or no possibility of that happening Will Hal make you laugh? Fat chance.
Usage notes: usually used as a separate sentence to remark on what was just said, as in the example
See also: chance, fat

fat chance

Very little or no possibility, as in A fact chance he has of coming in first, or You think they'll get married? Fat chance! A related expression is a fat lot, meaning "very little or none at all," as in A fat lot of good it will do her. The first of these slangy sarcastic usages dates from the early 1900s, the second from the 1890s.
See also: chance, fat

fat chance

n. a very poor chance. (Sarcastic.) Fat chance I’ll ever get a new car.
See also: chance, fat

fat chance

Slang
Very little or no chance.
See also: chance, fat
References in periodicals archive ?
GAZZA'S pal Jimmy Five Bellies Gardiner has been told he's got fat chance of lining up in Tuesday's sell-out Alan McLaren Testimonial at Ibrox.
CHRISTMAS is coming and there could be fat chance of finding a Scottish goose this season.
That is fair enough if he is willing to pay for it himself, fat chance of that.
There's a fat chance we might be leading the conference by the All- Star Game,'' Jackson said Monday.
Fat chance, Dave, because I know you know it's still an Achilles' heel.
You might thinks there's fat chance of that in Britain's most rain swept summer, but the going at Newmarket yesterday was good to firm - ideal for record breaking performances - and the course drains quicker than the blood from the face of a teenage girl's father when the phone bill arrives.
BARRY WILSON admits he would have had fat chance of facing Dundee United today if he'd ignored Craig Brewster's advice.
It could be sunny all week - fat chance, I know - but as long as it chucks it down on Sunday, the men's final will run into Monday.