fighting chance


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fighting chance

A small possibility to succeed or overcome a situation. David wanted to give his marriage a fighting chance so he agreed to go to counseling with his wife. If I'm going to have a fighting chance to pass this test, I'm going to have to study all night.
See also: chance, fight

fighting chance

a good possibility of success, especially if every effort is made. They have at least a fighting chance of winning the race. The patient could die, but he has a fighting chance since the operation.
See also: chance, fight

fighting chance

A possibility of winning, but only with a struggle. For example, It's going to be hard to beat that record, but I think he has a fighting chance. [Late 1800s]
See also: chance, fight
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Craig Dixon |(right) on his way to victory against Duane Grimes PICTURE: FIGHTING CHANCE
However, retirement will not mean the end of his association with Fighting Chance.
He said: "It's better than I'd anticipated and gives us a fighting chance of getting to Cheltenham.
The Muscatine Community School District--where the idea for the Sleeve was born when the now-owners of Fighting Chance Solutions participated in intruder safety training--is not using them, at least not yet.
We are glad we didn't lose the game and it has given us a fighting chance still.
For spraying is so undignified As we drop with a gyrating dance; A swatter is generally quicker, And it gives us a fighting chance.
Essex looked in trouble on 139-6 in the 28th over in reply before Napier smashed 51 in just 25 balls in a 68-run partnership with Greg Smith to give them a fighting chance.
It's good that we've got a fighting chance and a good fighting chance, not an outside fighting chance," he said.
LOUTH gave themselves a fighting chance to stay in Division Two with two injury-time points to snatch a draw at Celtic Park.
Having received only a 10-point deduction, they still have a fighting chance of staying in the Championship.
A Fighting Chance provides a fine novel of the Legion of the Damned and is a pick for any serious military science fiction collection.
Summary: Blackpool have given themselves a fighting chance of avoiding relegation by coming out on top of a seven-goal thriller against Bolton.
Allardyce has a fighting chance of landing Guti, as revealed by Hotline last week, but the club could only afford his terms if he is THE big Rovers capture of the summer.
Merthyr Brackley 2 1 MERTHYR TYDFIL will take their campaign to the final game of the season as they gave themselves a fighting chance of not being relegated after one of the results of the season in beating third-placed Brackley Town 2-1 last night.
The win moves Wolves clear of the bottom three and McCarthy said: "It's tightened it up again with West Ham and Wigan losing and it gives us more of a fighting chance, a bit of confi-dence.