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.
The legendary Neville Staple is heading up the celebrations with his band along with many other performers including Slim Chance.
"My medical history does not stop me travelling the way I want to travel, and in reality there is only a slim chance of something happening meaning I need medical attention.
While the new weather disturbance has slim chance of becominga tropical cyclone, it will still bring rains over the whole Mindanao and some parts of Visayas.
However, she added that there was only 'a slim chance' it will make landfall.
He later assembled a new band, Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, and would create The Passing Show - an ambitious circus tent tour of Britain with assorted clowns, acrobats and comedians.
The recent flow of data out of Canada has eliminated the previously slim chance of a rate cut this year.
09 : 16 AM - 03/05/2018 Manama, May 3 (BNA): The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a partly cloudy to cloudy weather with slim chance of scattered light rain at times, becoming fine in the evening.
Pompey had a slim chance of sneaking into the play-offs, but the Shakers snatched victory through George Miller's 68th-minute strike.
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.
All the Muslim senatorial aspirants including those running under the LP and UNA tickets admit to having a "slim chance" at the polls.