Meaning of “fighting chance” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “fighting chance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fighting chance" in American English

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fighting chancenoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈfɑɪ·t̬ɪŋ ˈtʃæns /

a small but real possibility of success:

Doctors gave him a fighting chance to make a complete recovery.

(Definition of “fighting chance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)