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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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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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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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piece of oneA chance to find out something interesting about someone.Rate it:

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piece of oneA chance to fight with someone.Rate it:

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pigs might flyusually 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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PunchboardA book-size laminated paper 1'/2 inch thick board with 25 to 200 drilled holes in surface. Holes contain 'accordion-fold', numbered kite-paper which when 'punched-out of board' with small PUNCH-tool may reveal a 'winning-chance number': Winning Numbers posted on board. Variety of Valuable prizes is predetermined by cost of a single 'PUNCH': Win! Box Candy, jewelry, trinkets, appliances, tools, flashlights et al:Rate it:

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roll the diceTo take a chance.Rate it:

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swing for the fencesTo act in a way that might generate a very good result, but which also has a large chance of failing.Rate it:

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swing for the fencesTo swing at the ball as hard as possible, with the aim of getting a home run, increasing the chance of missing the ball.Rate it:

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take a flyerTo make a choice with an uncertain outcome; to take a chance.Rate it:

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the early bird gets the wormWhoever arrives first has the best chance of success; some opportunities are only available to the first competitors.Rate it:

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the flying dutchmanlegendary ghost shipRate it:

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toss upTo make a decision based on chance, for example by flipping a coin or rolling a dice.Rate it:

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under lock and keyImprisoned with little or no chance of escape.Rate it:

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when hell freezes overNever; not in this lifetime; not a chance.Rate it:

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