outside chance

outside chance

A slight, remote, or unlikely possibility. The washing machine is probably busted, but there's an outside chance I might be able to fix what's wrong with it. I don't think Jack would go on a date with me, but on the outside chance that he says yes, I'm going to ask him anyway!
See also: chance, outside
References in periodicals archive ?
They cannot rest on their laurels - Peter Adams will ensure they don't - and the play-offs are still an outside chance for the Monmore men.
BACK THREE (6 PLAYERS LIKELY TO BE SELECTED) Nailed on: Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Liam Williams Strong contenders: Steff Evans, Hallam Amos, Gareth Anscombe, Rhys Patchell Outside chance: Josh Adams, Owen Lane, Keelan Giles, Tom Prydie, Ashton Hewitt The fact that Halfpenny and Williams have been given the summer off suggests their places are secure and you can't imagine Gatland not taking North.
Well still have an outside chance of making the top six in the league but would have to win all three of their remaining games, starting at home to Rangers, before the split to have any chance.
Meanwhile, Millwall manager Neil Harris has revealed striker Steve Morison has an "outside chance" of facing Blues this weekend, having missed the Lions' defeat at Brentford on Saturday.
"Mathematically, there's an outside chance, but realistically we know it's a very, very outside chance now," he said.
TOM Wade insists Blyth still retain an "outside chance" of reaching the play-offs.
JODIE BROUGHTON has an outside chance of playing for the Giants in Sunday's Super League clash at Bradford Bulls.
Two teams will qualify automatically from Ireland's group, while third place also has an outside chance of automatic qualification.
Ricardo Gonzalez and Hennie Otto are eight-under and England's Steve Webster is one of nine with an outside chance of success on seven-under.
VVMCCOY in IJF fundraiser TONY McCOY is staging a combined race night and big-race discussion forum next Wednesday to raise money for the Injured Jockeys Fund at the pub he part-owns, The Outside Chance, at Manton, near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
In Division One, Darion Cockrill remains unbeaten after a 100-83 win over Aran Hetherington at billiards, while Cameron Ray still has an outside chance of promotion after beating Mitchell Hope 100-28.
Gopi says that apart from Saina, the two doubles pairs Jwala Gutta- Ashwini Ponappa and Jwala- V Diju) also have an outside chance of winning a medal.
2 Maria Sharapova is just happy to be competing at the season-ending WTA Tour Championships this week and is not thinking about her outside chance of usurping Caroline Wozniacki as No.
Summary: Stoke put an end to the Gunners' outside chance of making a late run for the Barclays Premier League title.