dog's chance


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dog's chance

(dôgz, dŏgz)
n. Slang
A very slim chance.
References in classic literature ?
My story was the only one which gave me a dog's chance, and I didn't mean to go under--then.
The NDC has realised that this administration is performing well, and that its flagbearer has not a dog's chance of becoming victorious in the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections, hence, the diabolical plans it continues to hatch on a daily basis.
Not only is having your dog microchipped now a legal requirement, it is one of the best ways to increase a lost dog's chance of getting back home should they go missing.
"Then it's bound to be true, man," said Duffy, "the Jerries always gets to know things before we do." The three of us discussed the attack from all points of the compass and arrived at the same conclusion, which was that we didn't have a dog's chance.
Findings concluded that a dog's chance at survival and the severity of injury directly correlated with how soon it was treated.
I was told I had two choices - a dog's chance and no chance at all.
[or prepared] to lick the feet of the ANC hierarchy, one did not stand a dog's chance of being given space ...
We have a dog's chance of success but that's better than no chance."
They still won't have a dog's chance in the Heineken Cup for years, while league campaigns are so much harder to win.
"When we went out to France in 1999 nobody gave us a dog's chance of going there and winning." said Quinnell.
What's clear, though, is that this tartan terrier isn't going to give the rest of the gang a dog's chance at stealing its thunder.
And if I'm honest I don't think I stood a dog's chance of becoming the new Mary Poppins.