slim chance

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Noun1.slim chance - little or no chance of success
probability, chance - a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5"
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A sailor had jumped overboard at Constantinople one night, and was seen no more, but it was suspected that his object was to desert, and there was a slim chance, at least, that he reached the shore.
His judgment told him that the latter possibility was probably the fact, and yet there was a chance that they might have landed without fatal injuries, and so upon this slim chance he started out upon what he knew would be an arduous journey, fraught with many hardships and unspeakable peril, that he might attempt to save them if they still lived.
Clouds will develop temporarily around midday and in the afternoon, mostly in the mountains, slim chance of rain, according to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), quoted by FOCUS News Agency.
It may be a shot with a slim chance of even hitting the rim, but the Pilipinas Warriors are setting their sights on a Paralympics stint.
8 (BNA): The Meteorological Directorate at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications forecast a cloudy weather today with a slim chance for scattered rainfalls at times.
Conjoined twins who had a slim chance of survival are now preparing to go to school for the first time.
CARDIFF CITY 2 Zohore 55, Whittingham 90+4 (pen) BOLTON 1 Clough 7 RUSSELL SLADE reckons Cardiff have a slim chance of making the play-offs - but insists slim could be back in town.
Forming a band, Slim Chance, he took to the road in a caravan and set up shows in a tent.
Charlie Cook: Slim Chance for Moderate Repubs in 2016 National Journal - Newseum You are cordially invited to a National Journal event underwritten by United Technologies.
We are hopeful Scott has got a slim chance of being involved at the weekend, or at least being fit," said Baggies joint No.
It is understood there is only a slim chance of Murray playing again in 2013, meaning he is likely to miss November's end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2 indoor venue, a blow to the event for which Roger Federer is struggling to qualify.
Whatever slim chance there is of drawing a decent crowd for a Connacht final, there's little hope of doing so if London get through.