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as luck may have itby chance, luckilyRate it:

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bottom of the ninthBy extension, any last chance or final opportunity.Rate it:

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Buckley's and noneA supposed two chances (probabilities), being Buckley's chance (meaning a very small chance) or no chance at all.Rate it:

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Buckley's chanceA very small chance; no chance at all.Rate it:

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bump intoTo meet someone by chance.Rate it:

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by any chancepossibly; perhapsRate it:

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carve outTo create (a reputation, chance, role, rank, career, victory) by hard work, or as if by cutting.Rate it:

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chance uponto find by chanceRate it:

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chance'd be a fine thingGiven to indicate that an aforementioned thing would be desirable but unlikely. Comparable to if I should be so lucky.Rate it:

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Chinaman's chanceNo chance; zero possibility; a high or almost certain risk of death or failure.Rate it:

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come byTo obtain; to get, now especially by chance or involuntarily.Rate it:

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cross pathsTo be, by chance, in the same physical place at the same time, as a result of two completely separate journeys.Rate it:

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cross someone's pathTo meet by chance.Rate it:

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curveballAn unexpected turn of events initiated by an opponent or chance.Rate it:

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dog's chancelittle or not likelihoodRate it:

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fat chanceLittle or no likelihood of occurrence or success.Rate it:

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fighting chanceA chance that is dependent on success in a struggle.Rate it:

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fill in the blankA type of question or phrase with one or more words replaced with a blank line, giving the reader the chance to add the missing word(s).Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA ghost ship.Rate it:

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get-rich-quickClaiming to provide large profits quickly, with no realistic chance of success, in order to lure gullible investment victims.Rate it:

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ghost at the feastA presence that mars one's enjoyment by causing guilt or reviving unwelcome memories.Rate it:

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ghost of a chanceusually negative meaning is will not happen.Rate it:

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ghost trainfairground attractionRate it:

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give up the ghostTo cease clinging to life; to die.Rate it:

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give up the ghostTo quit; to cease functioning.Rate it:

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give up the ghostTo cede a commitment to or identification with.Rate it:

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happen alongTo arrive by chance; to occur by happenstance.Rate it:

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in the gamecompeting in a game, with a chance of winning.Rate it:

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in with a chanceHaving a chance.Rate it:

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jump atTo accept something enthusiastically. Usually an opportunity, or chance, or job etc.Rate it:

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jump at the chanceTo immediately accept an offer.Rate it:

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last chancefinal oppurtunityRate it:

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leaped at the oppotunityjumped at the chanceRate it:

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let the perfect be the enemy of the goodTo insist on the total realization of a goal and reject any compromise, thereby decreasing the chance of achieving even a part of that goal.Rate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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look-inA chance to participate, compete, or succeed.Rate it:

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luck of the drawThe random production of favorable or unfavorable results; chance.Rate it:

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luck of the drawA selection rife with low odds of winning. A game of chance. Luck associated with one's propensity for winning.Rate it:

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Mary Celestea ghost shipRate it:

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monkeys might fly out of my buttusually used as a response (often with hint of sarcasm) to a situation that you think there is no chance of ever occurringRate it:

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no chanceAbsolutely not; under no circumstances. [from 18th c.]Rate it:

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not a chanceAbsolutely not; no way.Rate it:

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off chanceA condition of not being likely or probable.Rate it:

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on the toss of a coinLeaving it to pure chance; relying upon a flippant metric.Rate it:

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one-horse raceAn election campaign or other competitive situation in which only one competitor is entered or in which only one competitor has a realistic chance of winning.Rate it:

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or words to that effectused to indicate a paraphrase or the chance of an error in the details of reported speech.Rate it:

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outside chanceSmall chance.Rate it:

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outsiderA competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning; a long shot; a dark horse.Rate it:

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pick out of a hatTo determine by chance.Rate it:

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pie in the skyA belief that one's wildest dreams shall come true. A devotee, of pie in the sky is prone to believe the most impossible possibility. The taller the tale you can spin, the greater chance he'll buy into it!Rate it:

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