in the unlikely event

in the unlikely event

If something improbable should occur. For example, In the unlikely event that I'm held up, please cover for me, or In the unlikely event that we should have snow in May, we're still well equipped to cope with it . Also see under in case, def. 2.
See also: event, unlikely
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In the unlikely event that its action sequences keep you entertained, the bland corridors of the castle setting, repeated over and over, fill you with no desire to see more.
In the unlikely event that a Star Wars video or DVD loses its appeal, it can be recycled through local programs or donated to libraries.
In the unlikely event the Remove Hidden Data command is missing in the drop-down menu, under File click on Tools, Options and the Security tab.
In the unlikely event of any misunderstanding by customers or providers, our customers need only call the 800 telephone number on their membership identification cards.
And, in the unlikely event of a drive failure, the MediaVault's highly efficient RAID engine rebuilds failed drives in the background.
In the unlikely event EDATE fails to work, you probably haven't enabled Analysis ToolPak, which is usually in Excel but by default isn't enabled.
TOPSTAR will be backed by a bank liquidity facility to protect investors in the unlikely event that securities tendered for redemption cannot be remarketed immediately.
In the unlikely event of a disk drive failure, VideoRaid RTR/RTRX will continue to operate with no loss of data and at full performance.
It also carries a lifetime, limited warranty, including five years of SureStart(TM) protection in the unlikely event a manufacturing defect should occur during the early years following installation.