One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she stood in the chapel listening to the priest's murmured prayers’
invocation, intercession, devotion
2‘Shannon sent up a quick prayer that she wouldn't bump into him en route’
appeal, plea, entreaty, petition, solicitation, supplication, request, suit, invocation
rare obsecration, imploration, adjuration
have no hope, not have a chance, not stand a chance, have no chance, stand no chance, not have the ghost of a chance, not stand the ghost of a chance
not have a hope in hell, not have a cat in hell's chance, not have a dog's chance, not have an earthly, not stand an earthly, not have a snowball's chance, not have a snowball's chance in hell
not have Buckley's, not have Buckley's chance
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