Definition of a snowball's chance (in hell) in US English:

a snowball's chance (in hell)

phrase

informal
  • No chance at all.

    ‘the plan has a snowball's chance in hell of being accepted’
    • ‘But they have a snowball's chance in hell of being enacted.’
    • ‘There's not a snowball's chance in hell that everything will be ready for 2007.’
    • ‘I might have a snowball's chance in hell of winning.’
    • ‘However, since the thing has not a snowball's chance in hell of passing the state legislatures, I can't say this swings my vote much one way or the other.’
    • ‘But the truth is he hasn't a snowball's chance in hell of being elected.’
    • ‘There's a snowball's chance in hell that I could find a dirt-cheap flight on Sunday and actually attend the thing.’
    • ‘But then, it does fit the general picture which is that of a side who ignore convention, defy logic and who, even though nobody thinks they have a snowball's chance in hell, could well win the Champions League.’
    • ‘Watching them in their first round provincial game with St Gaul's nobody would have given them a snowball's chance in hell of reaching the All-Ireland final.’
    • ‘I can't remember another archaeological survey where the competition has been so fierce, and if I thought that they had a snowball's chance in hell of finding anything out there, I'd be worried.’
    • ‘And the chances of the budget being balanced is a snowball's chance in Hell.’