slim odds

low odds; poor chances; as, there are slim odds he will win any medal.
- W. Irving.

See also: Odds

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Despite the slim odds of an away win, Mellon has his focus firmly placed on the bigger picture at this stage of the campaign: achieving a Rotherham Utd Tranmere Rvrs Bet League One, L New York Stadium, tomorrow, KO 3pm sense of stability: "From the first day back at pre-season, I understood that this was a continuous development job - I haven't changed my tune with that.
In the wake of more gloomy polls for sitting President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) Chairman Yu Ying-lung is urging Tsai not to run for re-election on behalf of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), citing her slim odds of winning based on the latest polls.
University of the Philippines archaeology professor Armand Salvador Mijares felt something different in 2007 when he decided, despite the slim odds, to 'dig deeper' during his four-year excavation at Callao Cave in Penablanca, Cagayan province.
EMILIA LAHTI, a doctoral student in psychology from Finland, set out to study the Finish concept of sisu, which she defines as "taking action against slim odds." Much like grit and endurance, sisu is "the ability to overcome preconceived notions of one's capacity or strength." But she insists that sisu is not a cognitive concept.
They are 21-20 with Betfred and that's slim odds against a side that smashed Emmen 6-0 at the weekend.
Despite the slim odds, long lines had been observed at lotto outlets nationwide as Filipinos had been mesmerized by the chance of becoming a billionaire overnight.
Despite the demonstrably slim odds of winning the lottery, millions of hopeful people buy tickets every day.
Robert lived from 1274 until 1329 and the film tells of his battle against the King of England, despite facing staggeringly slim odds.
The weather forecast called for a whopping three to five inches of rain over the next two days, so my thoughts naturally turned to my daughter's weekend soccer schedule and the slim odds that we'd be heading an hour and half south to play the next day.
But set those slim odds of individual influence at the state level off to one (long-shot) side.
Despite the slim odds of the company finding new financing, there will be people who hang in there with the expectation that everything will work out.
But the international outcry notwithstanding, the powerful interests and big profits at stake in the Agua Zarca Dam and other megaprojects make for slim odds that David can prevail against Goliath in the long run.