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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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bump intoTo meet someone by chance.Rate 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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ce n’est pas demain la veilleExpression familière employée pour souligner qu’une éventualité a peu de chance de se produire prochainement.Rate it:

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come uponto discover or find, especially by chance or accident.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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curveballAn unexpected turn of events initiated by an opponent or chance.Rate it:

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dumb luckpure chance; luckRate it:

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einmal ist keinmalOne slip is allowed; everyone deserves a second chanceRate it:

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être né coifféAvoir de la chance.Rate it:

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fancy one's chancesTo believe that one has a good chance of success.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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happen acrossTo find by chance; to unexpectedly discover.Rate it:

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

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happen onto find by chance,Rate it:

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happen uponTo accidentally encounter a person or situation; to chance upon, happen on or stumble across.Rate it:

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

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ir à Roma e não ver o papaTo lose a chance.Rate 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 intoto find by chance, to chance uponRate 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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malheureux en amour, heureux au jeuLorsque l’on est malheureux en amour, la chance nous sourit.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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non c'è trippa per gattithere isn't a snowball's chance in hellRate 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 strike and you're outIf you fail you will be given no second chance.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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scare upTo find or procure while relying on chance to provide the means, especially something not easily found or procured.Rate it:

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stumble againstTo meet somebody by 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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