not have a (snowball's) chance in hell(redirected from not have a chance in hell)
not have a (snowball's) chance in hell
To be completely impossible or incredibly unlikely; to have no chance whatsoever. Usually followed by "of." That party doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning an election in this part of the state. We don't have a chance in hell of catching up to their score.
not have a snowball's chance in hell and not a hope in hell
Inf. a very poor chance. (Usually in the negative.) She doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting it done on time. I know I don't have a hope in hell, but I'll try anyway.
not have a ˌsnowball’s chance in ˈhell (of doing something)(informal) have no chance at all of doing something: Look at this traffic! I’m afraid we haven’t got a snowball’s chance in hell of getting to the airport in time. OPPOSITE: a sporting chance
This idiom refers to the belief that hell is a place of fire.