give somebody half a chance

give (one) half a chance

To allow one the opportunity to do something, even if only in a minor way. You won't regret the decision to hire me, I promise—just give me half a chance.
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give somebody half a ˈchance (to do something)

(informal) give somebody even a small opportunity (to do something): Given half a chance, I’d go and work in the USA, but it’s so difficult to get a visa.If you give him half a chance, he’ll show how well he can do the job.
See also: chance, give, half, somebody
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