no chance

no chance

That is completely impossible or incredibly unlikely; that cannot be done. Said as a reply to a request or question. A: "I need the keys into the storage closet." B: "No chance. I'm under strict orders not to lend them to anyone until we figure out who's been stealing supplies." A: "Do you think the US will ever win the World Cup?" B: "No chance. If the country as a whole doesn't care about soccer, how will they ever have a team that could win the world championship?"
See also: chance, no

(there is) no chance

There is no chance that something will happen. (No chance is informal.) Tom: Do you think that some little country like that will actually attack England? John: There's no chance. Bill: No chance you can lend me a few bucks, is there? Bill: Nope. No chance.
See also: chance, no

ˈno chance

(spoken) there is no possibility of that: ‘Will he do it, do you think?’ ‘No chance!’
See also: chance, no
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Rollins' misfortune forced him to punch out of the bunker, leaving no chance to reach the green in two.