in the unlikely event (that) (something) happens

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in the unlikely event (that) (something) happens

If a very improbable outcome turns out to be the case. I wouldn't worry too much, but in the unlikely event that you lose your job, you can always come live with us for a while. In the unlikely event I win the lottery, the first thing I would do is travel to Jamaica.
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In addition, Winterthur would provide explicit parental support in the unlikely event that a majority shareholding in WIUK were not maintained.
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.
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.