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Meaning of “fat chance” in the English Dictionary

"fat chance" in British English

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fat chance

informal used to say that you ​certainly do not ​think that something is ​likely to ​happen: "Perhaps they'll ​invite you." "Fat ​chance (of that)!"
(Definition of fat chance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fat chance" in American English

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fat chance

infml there is no ​chance of that ​happening: "Maybe they’ll ​invite you to go with them." "Fat ​chance!"
(Definition of fat chance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fat chance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不大可能,希望渺茫…
in Turkish zayıf bir olasılık, pek mümkün değil, olası görünmüyor…
in Russian вряд ли…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不大可能,希望渺茫…
in Polish nigdy w życiu…
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