chance would be a fine thing

Definition of chance would be a fine thing

British, informal

  1. —used to say that something good or desirable is not likely to happen This candidate promises to solve all the country's financial problems in six months. Chance would be a fine thing!

Word by Word Definitions

chanceplay
  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

wouldplay
  1. : past tense ofwill

    :  wished, desired

    :  wish for :  want

fineplay
  1. :  end, conclusion

    :  a compromise of a fictitious suit used as a form of conveyance of lands

    :  a sum imposed as punishment for an offense

  1. :  to impose a fine on :  punish by a fine

  1. :  free from impurity

    :  having a stated proportion of pure metal in the composition expressed in parts per thousand

    :  very thin in gauge or texture

  1. :  finely: such as

    :  very well

    :  all right

  1. :  purify, clarify

    :  to make finer in quality or size

    :  to become pure or clear

  1. :  end

thingplay
  1. :  an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

    :  an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

    :  a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity


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