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English definition of “not have a hope in hell”

not have a hope in hell

informal
to have no possibility of doing or achieving something: We were so outclassed - we didn't have a hope in hell of winning.Not hopefulUnachievable
(Definition of not have a hope in hell from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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