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English definition of “chance would be a fine thing”

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chance would be a fine thing

UK informal
said when you would very much like something to happen but there is no possibility that it will: "You should relax a bit more." "Chance would be a fine thing."
Translations of “chance would be a fine thing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 可惜沒有機會,要是有機會就好了…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可惜没有机会,要是有机会就好了…
(Definition of chance would be a fine thing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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