off chance


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Related to off chance: defer to, at the outset

off chance

slight possibility. I need your phone number on the off chance I need more help. There's an off chance that we might be hiring next month.
See also: chance, off
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Off Chance has shot up the ratings over the last 12 months, having only finished out of the frame three times in 11 starts.
Still, on the off chance there is an unknown deity somewhere out there who might answer a prayer, shall the infidel send off a petition to the divine one or ones?
Moreover, on the off chance that the test might prove unsuccessful, the operators decided to prepare the second turbogenerator to undergo an identical test.
but such quick growth sometimes leaves room for outages due to server upgrades for increased capacity, and in the off chance there is more than 1.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said earlier this year: "We can't have lights burning all night on the off chance someone wants to do aerobics at 3am.
55 Doncaster Sporting (50:25:10) 17-20 Alanza, 16-19 Chachamaidee, 9-12 Dever Dream, 8-11 Flambeau, 7-9 Seta, 5-7 Jacqueline Quest, 4-6 Rimth, 3-5 Off Chance, 1-3 Magic Eye, Crying Lightening, Marvada.
Thieves will not break in to simply look round a vehicle on the off chance, but they will do so when items are left in full view.
OFF Chance is worthy of the utmost respect when he lines up in the feature race at Ripon today.
ON THE off chance that I haven't already lost all hope of a bumper Christmas present, let me say something about against Santa.
Are we going to have police patrolling the area on the off chance they might catch someone having a can of lager or bottle of wine?
On the off chance they're caught, they're let off with a slap on the wrist - few, if any, are even prosecuted.
Bedlington Neighbourhood Insp Ross Davidson said: "We've seen an increase in the number of incidents where it's apparent that thieves are trying their luck in the off chance of finding an unlocked door or window.
The fact that 50,000 can go there every week on the off chance of seeing any one of 11 players scoring a goal, to put them in a good fettle for work on the following Monday, surely that speaks volumes.
I called onMonday the 25th but it had not been returned, I called on Tuesday 26th not yet back, I called on Wednesday 27th and I was cross, so they took my details, and I called in again on the 28th on the off chance, but guess what, no chance.
on the off chance that they might be worth something in the future.