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?"
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(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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
ˈno chance(spoken) there is no possibility of that: ‘Will he do it, do you think?’ ‘No chance!’
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- have no chance in hell
- not have a prayer
- Buckley's and Nunn('s)
- not have a (snowball's) chance in hell
- not have a snowball's chance in hell
- not have a snowball's chance in hell and not a hope in hell
- be the day hell freezes over
- like nailing Jell-O to the wall
- like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall
- (as) fast as greased lightning