Definition of “chance would be a fine thing” - English Dictionary

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“chance would be a fine thing” in British English

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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."

(Definition of “chance would be a fine thing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)