Meaning of “given half a/the chance” in the English Dictionary

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"given half a/the chance" in British English

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given half a/the chance


If someone would do something given half a chance, they would certainly do it if the opportunity came up:

I'd give up work given half a chance.

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

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