not have the ghost of a chance
not have a/the ghost of a chance
To not have even the slightest possible chance of something. After I heard that they required 10 years of experience, I knew that I didn't have a ghost of a chance of getting hired. He knows he doesn't have the ghost of a chance with her, but he's still going to ask her out.
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not have (or stand) the ghost of a chancehave no chance at all.
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