Definition of an outside chance in English:

an outside chance

phrase

  • A remote possibility.

    • ‘The former young driver of the year finalist still has an outside chance of the Irish title this season and will be pushing hard to continue his winning ways on home soil.’
    • ‘The six-game unbeaten run of results does give them an outside chance of making the ‘play-offs’.’
    • ‘The 24-year-old Donegal man sees himself as having an outside chance of taking one of the three seats in North West.’
    • ‘There is still an outside chance that we might escape the dreaded drop but the statistics are firmly stacked against us and it will now take an exceptional effort to avoid the drop.’
    • ‘There's an outside chance that he could be the voters' choice, but it's clear the judges don't see him as finalist material.’
    • ‘I gave them an outside chance and I am glad to be proven right.’
    • ‘There's even an outside chance of British success.’
    • ‘Scientists think there is an outside chance of microbes similar to those which exist in very harsh conditions on Earth surviving on Mars.’
    • ‘It now means his lead is down to 30 points over us, and there are five races to go, so it gives us an outside chance.’
    • ‘She could ride next Sunday's women's road race, where she has an outside chance of a medal, or spend the week relaxing, and basking in some of the glory of her historic achievement.’
    slight, slender, slim, small, tiny, faint, negligible, marginal, remote, distant, vague, unlikely, improbable
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