Definition of half a chance in English:

half a chance

phrase

informal
  • The slightest opportunity.

    ‘given half a chance he can make anything work’
    • ‘It might be, if the claimants have pastoral or farming skills and can reasonably be expected to build productive enterprises on that land if given half a chance.’
    • ‘But sick children have only half a chance to be cured six months after birth.’
    • ‘You'd just keep going forever, given half a chance.’
    • ‘He is York City through and through and when you have players like Darren on board then you have half a chance.’
    • ‘Given half a chance, she's rabbiting passionately about cultural strategies, architectural policies and the thorny problem of getting teenage girls into sport.’
    • ‘Everyone knows that there is just not enough for some youngsters to do, that there is insufficient parental control and that they are probably decent kids given half a chance.’
    • ‘Because they'd do it themselves, given half a chance.’
    • ‘This pair could intellectualise anything - the teapot, the toast rack, even the toast dust on our breakfast table, if I gave them half a chance - so I don't.’
    • ‘I can't think of a single guitarist I've ever known in my life that didn't do the duckwalk given half a chance.’
    • ‘No wonder most petroleum analysts and traders see more than half a chance of oil hitting $40 or even $50.’