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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
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In other words, he said, the Bangsamoro people could 'never have strong political parties, and therefore ARMM or Bangsamoro will fail' if 'we will not give them a fighting chance to do it properly' by regulating political dynasties in the region.
Ferguson's manager at Fighting Chance Ronnie Rowe trained a younger Fergie in the amateurs and welcomed his return to the pro ranks.
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.
Our focus is taking it one game at a time, and we know that if we can beat Cas on Friday night - and get back to the sort of form we'd been starting to show in the month before we went to Widnes last Sunday - we'll continue to give ourselves a fighting chance.
He said: "It's better than I'd anticipated and gives us a fighting chance of getting to Cheltenham.
The Muscatine Community School District--where the idea for the Sleeve was born when the now-owners of Fighting Chance Solutions participated in intruder safety training--is not using them, at least not yet.
But we should also pause and look at the wider issue at hand--the regulatory regime that almost deprived Sarah of her fighting chance to live and that does deprive many other people of their fighting chance every day.
For spraying is so undignified As we drop with a gyrating dance; A swatter is generally quicker, And it gives us a fighting chance.
Essex looked in trouble on 139-6 in the 28th over in reply before Napier smashed 51 in just 25 balls in a 68-run partnership with Greg Smith to give them a fighting chance.
It's good that we've got a fighting chance and a good fighting chance, not an outside fighting chance," he said.
Having received only a 10-point deduction, they still have a fighting chance of staying in the Championship.
A Fighting Chance provides a fine novel of the Legion of the Damned and is a pick for any serious military science fiction collection.
Dudden, a professor of history at Colgate College, attempts to shed new light on this episode in Fighting Chance.
Allardyce has a fighting chance of landing Guti, as revealed by Hotline last week, but the club could only afford his terms if he is THE big Rovers capture of the summer.
Merthyr Brackley 2 1 MERTHYR TYDFIL will take their campaign to the final game of the season as they gave themselves a fighting chance of not being relegated after one of the results of the season in beating third-placed Brackley Town 2-1 last night.