even chance

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Noun1.even chance - an unpredictable phenomenoneven chance - an unpredictable phenomenon; "it's a toss-up whether he will win or lose"
fortune, hazard, luck, chance - an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
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From all which he satisfied himself, that as he had every day a chance of this happening, so had he more than an even chance of its happening within a few years.
With the men in the temper they were in, it seemed an even chance if we should see the lad again.
She questioned him as to the society in Yorkshire the extent of the neighbourhood about Enscombe, and the sort; and could make out from his answers that, as far as Enscombe was concerned, there was very little going on, that their visitings were among a range of great families, none very near; and that even when days were fixed, and invitations accepted, it was an even chance that Mrs.
There's an even chance that he will never get up again.
If he could have been a perfectly free agent, at that moment, required, on pain of death, to kick the Toy- merchant, or fall at his feet, according to his merits, I believe it would have been an even chance which course he would have taken.
As far as the T20 series in concern, Pakistan have even chance there,' he concluded.
Rusty Bodkins the medieval archer talks about life as an archer, his weapons and training, there's even chance to have a go yourself.
As Jenkins put it, "This planet has a somewhat better than even chance of being rocky.
So irrespective of whether you are a skeet or a trap shooter, you stand an even chance of winning as the format of competition is such," he added.
There's a better than even chance he could be asked to play.
However, facing resistance from Germany, there is only an even chance it will buy government bonds, a poll found last week.
Let me do what's necessary to get right with the law," there's a better than even chance that many Arkansans would have given her the benefit of the doubt.