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.
The loudest person who tells the most lies with a straight face has a better than even chance to get elected.
The Center pointed out that if the voting pattern based on the preferences of those surveyed will hold as the election nears, it is safe to conclude that those in the 8th to 11th places have more than an even chance of getting elected.
Until very recently there was little or no discussion about the phenomenon of 'the disappeared' in large part because there was a more than even chance of those discussing in public of being 'disappeared' themselves.
Quorn were left to rue their missed chances and a batting total which never really gave their bowlers an even chance.
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.
"The GST bill would likely receive a push by the government, and we think there is a slightly greater than even chance it passes towards the end of the Parliamentary session due to potential changes in the composition of the Upper House," Goldman Sachs said.