Buckley's chance

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Buckley's chance

(ˈbʌklɪz)
n
slang Austral and NZ no chance at all. Often shortened to: Buckley's
[C19: of obscure origin]
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Both Buckleys, like Taft, had warmed to the America First cause in the late '30s; both Buckleys, like Taft, had refused to accept New Deal aggrandizement as a permanent feature of American life.
They quickly became big men on campus: Bush as captain of the baseball team, Buckley as chairman of the Yale Daily News.
James Buckley, assorted other Buckleys, and a variety of foot soldiers of the conservative movement over the last half century--knew that Losing Mum and Pup, whatever its faults, had at least one beneficial effect.
Though his appearance at his high school alma mater was advertised and anticipated, novelist Christopher Buckley was absent from the two-and-a-half-day early summer conference remembering "The Catholic William F.
The Buckleys were instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Nashua with the opening of Michael Timothy's in 1995.
The previous owners invited the couple to buy the business, and the Buckleys subsequently approached accountancy firm Duncan Sheard Glass to help with the buyout.
Wet glue label printing specialist, Buckleys, has been named UK Label Printer of the Year 2003 at the annual PrintWeek Awards for an unprecedented third consecutive year.
Stelfox doesn't deny they sound like any of their influences, which range from the Buckleys to Led Zeppelin to John Coltrane, depending on the member of the band you talk to.
Buckleys, one of the UK's leading printers of wet glue labels for the food and drink packaging industries, has been awarded 'Grade A' supplier status by H.
The annual ceremony held in honour of Britain's most outstanding printing businesses, saw Buckleys win the category for the second year running.
In reality, it would have been churlish of Lieberman not to attend: After all, he practically owes Buckley his Senate seat.