fifty-fifty chance

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fifty-fifty chance

An equal chance of one of two results occurring. Refers to a 50% probability. When I flip this coin, there is a fifty-fifty chance that it will land on heads.
See also: chance
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Imee Marcos on Wednesday expressed a 50-50 chance to pursue her senatorial bid.
Implied rates for 2018 are also reflecting two more 25 bp increases, and a better than 50-50 chance for a third tightening, as suggested by the Fed's dot plot.
There's a 50-50 chance that President Rodrigo Duterte will veto the approved bill that seeks to give free college education in state universities and colleges (SUCs) as well as in local colleges this school year.
Lucy Ferns, who is now nine, was only given a 50-50 chance of survival.
Money markets are also forecasting a 50-50 chance of a cut to the base rate - despite assurances from the Governor of the Bank of England that the next interest rates move was likely to be up.
Dr Brown told the Press Association: "I think we have got a 50-50 chance of salvaging the most important antibiotics but we need to stop agriculture from ruining it again.
Simon Walker, director general of the Institute of Directors, believes there is a 50-50 chance that British voters will opt to leave the EU.
SpaceX has given the test landing a 50-50 chance of success, and it is uncertain when the outcome will be made public.
Given a choice between a "safe" treatment that is highly likely to keep the patient alive for 18 months (but no longer) and a treatment that has a 50-50 chance of adding either three years or none, 77% of the cancer patients studied chose to "swing for the fences.
My good lady wife and kids love TV's latest big game show with a random 50-50 chance to win a million quid on Simon Cowell's new show, Red Or Black.
Town operations director Ann Hough lodged the request with the Football League back in March, although she confirmed it's still only a 50-50 chance Lee Clark's side will be at home when the new season starts on Saturday, August 6.
I was given a 50-50 chance that I would carry Gabriella full term and only a 50-50 chance of delivering her, it was an awful pregnancy.
Midfielder Anthony Barry has a 50-50 chance of facing Stevenage Borough in Saturday's Blue Square Premier game at the Deva Stadium after an ankle injury.
A distraught Gifkins explained yesterday: "The initial x-rays appeared to show a clean break but on further examination the injury was more complicated and I was told he'd only have a 50-50 chance of racing again.
The ex-Liverpool player has been receiving treatment, and is given a 50-50 chance of being available for the clash against the Imps.