ghost of a chance

ghost of a chance

A slight but unlikely possibility. After I heard that a Harvard graduate applied for the same job I did, I knew that I didn't have a ghost of a chance of getting hired. Even though he knows he only has a ghost of a chance of winning the lottery, he still buys tickets every week.
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ghost of a chance

even the slightest chance. (Usually negative.) She can't do it. She doesn't have a ghost of a chance. There is just a ghost of a chance that I'll be there on time.
See also: chance, ghost, of
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LASSITER, Rhiannon Ghost of a Chance OUP, 2011 362pp A$13.
Ghost of a Chance is a horror/thriller that provides an interesting new idea of ghosts and the supernatural.