a snowball's chance in hell

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Definition of a snowball's chance in hell

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: 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.

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“A snowball's chance in hell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20snowball%27s%20chance%20in%20hell. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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