sporting chance, a

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
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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
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