fighting chance


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fighting chance

A small possibility to succeed or overcome a situation. David wanted to give his marriage a fighting chance so he agreed to go to counseling with his wife. If I'm going to have a fighting chance to pass this test, I'm going to have to study all night.
See also: chance, fight

fighting chance

a good possibility of success, especially if every effort is made. They have at least a fighting chance of winning the race. The patient could die, but he has a fighting chance since the operation.
See also: chance, fight

fighting chance

A possibility of winning, but only with a struggle. For example, It's going to be hard to beat that record, but I think he has a fighting chance. [Late 1800s]
See also: chance, fight

a ˌfighting ˈchance

a slight but real chance of succeeding, avoiding something, etc: With five minutes of the game left, our team still has a fighting chance of winning.Things don’t look very hopeful for John Brown in the presidential elections, but he’s still in with a fighting chance.
See also: chance, fight

fighting chance, a

A possibility of success through great effort. An Americanism dating from the late nineteenth century, this phrase has been used in a large variety of contexts. For example, “Free school breakfasts and lunches will give these inner-city children a fighting chance of graduating,” or “Hunting with a bow and arrow gives the deer a fighting chance.”
See also: fight
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"Max cleared off and won them so it left it to me to do everything I could to make sure we had a fighting chance.
"After that game we gave ourselves a fighting chance. "Now, hopefully, we can pick up another win and really go for it."
He said: "The Welsh Government needs to give small firms in Wales a fighting chance. They are up against out-of-town traders and the internet.
Gordon said: "When I was walking out of hospital, I was hoping I had cancer - that way I might have a fighting chance.
We must give it a fighting chance to grow alternative leaders and strengthen political parties,' he added.
At 27, Redfearn still has time on his side and with trainers Ronnie Rowe and Gary Barr holding the reigns in the Fighting Chance gym it's only a matter of time before he is fully unleashed.
Fresh on the heels of Tyneside pro moter Steve Wraith taking boxing back to St James' Park, it's now the turn of Fighting Chance - who head to Ashington to host the first boxing show there since 1936.
Headlining the maiden promotion of his team Fighting Chance, the popular Tynesider was back in the ring after a near-12 month absence for a perfect tune-up fight ahead of a return to the big time in May.
All the more impressive when considering that this is the author's debut as novelist, "A Fighting Chance" by Claudia Melendez Salinas (an award-winning multimedia journalist working for the Monterey Herald in California's Central Coast region) is a deftly crafted novel for young adults that fully captures the challenges of contemporary urban life in one of the Latino community's poorest barrios.
STAR mare Annie Power has a fighting chance of making it to Cheltenham after tests revealed her injuries are not as bad as trainer Willie Mullins had anticipated.
Give the manager a fighting chance before you turn on him!
Muscatine, Iowa (AP) -- Fighting Chance Solutions, a five-week-old Muscatine company, has already garnered national and international attention for its product, The Sleeve.
CARDIFF CITY captain Steven Caulker grabbed another vital goal for his side at West Brom and insisted the Bluebirds are still in with a fighting chance of staying in the Premier League.
Lloyd Kerry netted on the stroke of half time for Dale Belford's Lambs, and Andy Todd doubled the lead to give his side a fighting chance in their battle to stay up.
After the fall of two early wickets, Zain (30), Hamza (55 not out) and later Asadullah (27) propped up the innings and gave their team a fighting chance. Faizan and Zawair bagged 2 wickets each.