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have a prayer

To not have any chance at all of doing or achieving something. Almost always used in the negative. With that giant supermarket opening up across the street, our little grocery store won't have a prayer of staying open. You think you can beat me? Ha! You don't have a prayer.
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District Judge Thomas Thrash ruled that East Point, Ga., can proceed with the community's five-year tradition of having a prayer breakfast featuring local civic and religious leaders.