not stand an earthly chance

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not stand an earthly chance

To have no possible or feasible chance (of doing or accomplishing something). He doesn't stand an earthly chance of winning, but I'm voting for him nonetheless. I knew I wouldn't stand an earthly chance of getting that promotion if I didn't make myself stand out in the company more.
See also: chance, earthly, not, stand
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It made me very aware of the inequities in our society - how many people don't stand an earthly chance from the very word go.