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
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We felt we didn't have much of a chance but that we had an outside chance (to get a BCS bowl).
TRUST RTE to pull the plug on the Late Late Show when there was an outside chance of an interesting, if uninvited, guest appearing.
Hart retained an outside chance at the league title by improving to 3-3.
Boss John Allen is sure to go with a formidable lineup at Wexford Park tomorrow and a win would give them an outside chance of making the quarter-finals when they meet Clare a week tomorrow.
You don't want a rematch,'' said Sun Bowl executive director Joyce Feinberg, who has an outside chance of landing Northwestern or Ohio State.
Mathematically, there's an outside chance, but realistically we know it's a very, very outside chance now," he said.
We've got an outside chance, but all these draws can kill you," said Wade.
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.
There is pride at stake, our final SPL position and the outside chance of Europe.
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.
And they even have an outside chance of yet another Wembley visit this season