not have a cat in hell's chance definition, meaning - what is not have a cat in hell's chance in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “not have a cat in hell's chance”

See all translations

not have a cat in hell's chance

UK (US not have a snowball's chance in hell) informal
to be completely unable to achieve something: They haven't a cat in hell's chance of getting over the mountain in weather like this.
Translations of “not have a cat in hell's chance”
in Chinese (Traditional) 毫無機會,根本不可能做到…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毫无机会,根本不可能做到…
(Definition of not have a cat in hell's chance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More