sporting chance

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sporting chance

A very good possibility (of achieving success). I've seen him practice, and there's a sporting chance he'll win the competition.
See also: chance, sporting

sporting chance

a reasonably good chance. If you hurry, you have a sporting chance of catching the bus. The firm has only a sporting chance of getting the export order.
See also: chance, sporting

sporting chance, a

A fair chance for success, as in She thinks she has a sporting chance for being named bureau chief. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: sporting

a sporting chance

some possibility of success.
See also: chance, sporting

a ˌsporting ˈchance

a reasonable chance of success: I know it’s going to be tough, but I think I’m in with a sporting chance of winning. OPPOSITE: not have a cat in hell’s chance
See also: chance, sporting
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