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a snowball's chance in hell

Definition of a snowball's chance in hell


  1. :  any chance at all —used in negative statements to say that something is extremely unlikely or impossible <Let's be honest—there isn't a snowball's chance in hell that we'll win this game.> <He doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting the job.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a round mass of snow pressed or rolled together

    :  snow cone

    :  any of several cultivated shrubby viburnums (genus Viburnum) with clusters of white sterile flowers —called also snowball bush

  1. :  to engage in throwing snowballs

    :  to increase, accumulate, expand, or multiply at a rapidly accelerating rate

    :  to throw snowballs at

  1. :  something that happens unpredictably without discernible human intention or observable cause

    :  the assumed impersonal purposeless determiner of unaccountable happenings :  luck

    :  the fortuitous or incalculable element in existence :  contingency

  1. :  to take place, come about, or turn out by chance :  happen

    :  to have the good or bad luck

    :  to come or light by chance

  1. :  a nether world in which the dead continue to exist :  hades

    :  error, sin

    :  a place or state of misery, torment, or wickedness

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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