Buckley's hope

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Buckley's hope

Little to no chance of something. Of uncertain origin, it is either a reference to "Buckley's and none" (a pun on the name of the former department store Buckley & Nunn), or to the escapades of the escaped colonial convict William Buckley. Primarily heard in Australia. I'd say you have Buckley's hope of getting that loan approved.
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