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given half a/the chance

informal 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)
Translations of “given half a/the chance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 只要有机会(就会做某事)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 只要有機會(就會做某事)…
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