sporting chance

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

sporting chance

A very good possibility (of achieving success). I've seen him practice, and there's a sporting chance he'll win the competition.
See also: chance, sporting
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sporting chance

a reasonably good chance. If you hurry, you have a sporting chance of catching the bus. The firm has only a sporting chance of getting the export order.
See also: chance, sporting
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sporting chance, a

A fair chance for success, as in She thinks she has a sporting chance for being named bureau chief. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: sporting
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

a sporting chance

some possibility of success.
See also: chance, sporting
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

a ˌsporting ˈchance

a reasonable chance of success: I know it’s going to be tough, but I think I’m in with a sporting chance of winning. OPPOSITE: not have a cat in hell’s chance
See also: chance, sporting
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
"We have 20 years in the making of Sporting Chance and we have to protect that.
TipGIVE birds a sporting chance by putting bells on your cat's collar.
Ian Ackley, who came out publicly 20 years ago about the abuse he suffered, said: "It was heartwarming to see how genuinely concerned and compassionate he was about the service here at Sporting Chance. "It has made a huge difference to myself and the other guys to have it acknowledged, it's fantastic.
All participants were involved in a competition format, with the overall winners being the Sporting Chance men.
Kleitomachos has a sporting chance at Plumpton today
Sporting Chance, founded by former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams, run seminars to educate players.
Sporting Chance, founded by former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams, runs seminars to educate players, the report further said.
One of only 300 children from across the UK to be accepted onto the programme, Elin is the Sporting Chance Hero of 2012 for Asda in Llandudno.
Now in its fourth year, Sporting Chance last year saw nearly 90,000 youngsters take part in the scheme.
Whether you have Irish roots or not, St Paddy's Day is a perfect excuse to join in the fun and entertain your mates with a colourful parade of cocktails to toast the emerald isle - which could be in with a sporting chance.
The sessions will this February and throughout all the school holidays this year, thanks to Asda's Sporting Chance initiative.
One of the finest country estates in Worcestershire for sale at pounds 6.5m In Post Property tomorrow ISSUE 125 FRIDAY MAY 1 2009 E D G B A S T O N H A R B O R N E H E R E F O R D S H I R E S TA F F O R D S H I R E S O L I H U L L WARWICKSHIRESHROPSHIRESTOURBRIDGEWORCESTERSHIRE A sporting chance to own one of the finest estates in Worcestershire POOLS WINNER SPA STOREY A Regency terrace in Leamington has investment appeal GOOD MANORS Stately properties for smaller spenders
Finally Scotland will be given a sporting chance. - C.
"Giving Women a Sporting Chance: Cal State Plan Could Be a Template for Nation" jubilated a Los Angeles Times editorial.