dog's chance


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dog's chance

A very slim chance. Used to describe something that is unlikely to happen. Considering you only studied for 10 minutes, you have a dog's chance of passing this test! I get really nervous when I present something to the boss, so I think I only have a dog's chance of impressing her today.
See also: chance
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We could have pulled it out of the bag on Saturday, but if you knew what we went through as a group of players and a team, then you wouldn't have given us a dog's chance.
The chairman claimed: "The odds are loaded in favour of the big clubs but it's a dog's chance the First Division sides MUST take.
When the draw was first made and Scotland were drawn alongside the World Cup winners Italy and runners up France - and let's not forget Ukraine are also a very good football team - no one gave us a dog's chance of qualifying.
Once parvo takes hold the dog's chance of survival is very limited.
Margetson had not a dog's chance of saving it, even though he made contact with a palm and from that point it really was up to City to show some mettle.
FURTHER to my letter headlined A Dog's Chance (ECHO, November 22), I do not think people get the point I was trying to make.
He said: "I played for Falkirk when we got Celtic in the Cup semi-final and no one gave us a dog's chance but we got through to the final after two matches.
But wouldn't you just love it if just for once the bookies, the smug fans, the pundits who reckon the also- rans only have a dog's chance of winning anything got it rammed right up them?
15) stands out in the A1 and, once again, form students will be all over this dog's chance like a rash.
If you'd been an insider in the run-up to that game you wouldn't have given us a dog's chance.
By proactively addressing these issues of behavior, training and management, you may very well be able to increase your dog's chance of survival.
The dog's chance was boosted by Wednesday's withdrawal of Shaneboy Flash, rendering it more likely the gaps will open up when Westmead Maldini needs them.
For Bud, according to the Thomas family, the astonishing Lassie-like rescue was the dog's chance to repay the family for taking him in.
This is your right and you're entitled to sue them - but you're a small fish that doesn't stand a dog's chance of winning.