not have a cat in hell's chance

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not have a cat in hell's chance

To have no possibility of succeeding, coming to pass, or achieving something. Primarily heard in UK. They don't have a cat in hell's chance of getting into the playoffs this year.
See also: cat, chance, have, not

not have a cat in ˈhell’s chance

(also not have a ˈdog’s chance) (informal) have no chance at all: You haven’t got a cat in hell’s chance of buying a decent car for that amount. OPPOSITE: a sporting chance
See also: cat, chance, have, not
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Nor do I think you have a cat in hell's chance of having what you call a "proper" relationship with this girl.
At that kind speed, anyone in the car's path wouldn't have a cat in hell's chance of surviving.