outside chance

outside chance

A slight, remote, or unlikely possibility. The washing machine is probably busted, but there's an outside chance I might be able to fix what's wrong with it. I don't think Jack would go on a date with me, but on the outside chance that he says yes, I'm going to ask him anyway!
See also: chance, outside
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We've got an outside chance, but all these draws can kill you," said Wade.
We still have an outside chance," said Hamilton, inset.
JODIE BROUGHTON has an outside chance of playing for the Giants in Sunday's Super League clash at Bradford Bulls.
Two teams will qualify automatically from Ireland's group, while third place also has an outside chance of automatic qualification.
Ricardo Gonzalez and Hennie Otto are eight-under and England's Steve Webster is one of nine with an outside chance of success on seven-under.
He might have an outside chance for the weekend because he's something a little bit different for us in the striking department.
There is pride at stake, our final SPL position and the outside chance of Europe.
VVMCCOY in IJF fundraiser TONY McCOY is staging a combined race night and big-race discussion forum next Wednesday to raise money for the Injured Jockeys Fund at the pub he part-owns, The Outside Chance, at Manton, near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
In Division One, Darion Cockrill remains unbeaten after a 100-83 win over Aran Hetherington at billiards, while Cameron Ray still has an outside chance of promotion after beating Mitchell Hope 100-28.
Gopi says that apart from Saina, the two doubles pairs Jwala Gutta- Ashwini Ponappa and Jwala- V Diju) also have an outside chance of winning a medal.
And they even have an outside chance of yet another Wembley visit this season
2 Maria Sharapova is just happy to be competing at the season-ending WTA Tour Championships this week and is not thinking about her outside chance of usurping Caroline Wozniacki as No.
PROSPECTS: Outside chance MARTIN O'NEILL IMPRESSIVE managerial pedigree, he would be the fans' choice but would he want a Championship post?
Summary: Stoke put an end to the Gunners' outside chance of making a late run for the Barclays Premier League title.
However, Xerez have picked up 22 points from their last 14 matches in La Liga and have an outside chance of staying up, although they are relying on other results.