given half a chance

given half a chance

allowed any opportunity Given half a chance, most writers would rather talk about a project than work on it.
Usage notes: also used in the form give someone/something half a chance: If we give Geoff half a chance, he could paint that kind of portrait.
See also: chance, given, half

given half a/the chance

  (informal)
if someone would do something given half a chance, they would certainly do it if they had the opportunity He'd steal from his own grandmother, given half the chance. Given half a chance I'd leave this job today.
See also: chance, given, half