fighting chance

noun

Definition of fighting chance 

: a chance that may be realized by a struggle the patient had a fighting chance to live

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The only solution is self-responsibility: arm school officials and give them a fighting chance. Maggie Gordon, Houston Chronicle, "Rally to support arming teachers kicks off in Santa Fe," 23 June 2018 Since taking over from Alan Pardew, the manager has turned the club's fortunes around, giving them a fighting chance. SI.com, "West Brom's Darren Moore Wins Barclays Manager of the Month Award After an Impressive April Run," 8 May 2018 Krychowiak was the hero turned villain as his header gave his side a fighting chance to rescue a point in the dying embers of the game. SI.com, "Poland 1-2 Senegal: Error-Ridden Poland Gift Senegal Opening Vi to Leave Group H Wide Open," 19 June 2018 Lessons in early diagnosis (Photo: Getty Images) Caplinger had given himself a fighting chance by being in tune with his personal health. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers medical director finds 'awesome' support in battle with pancreatic cancer," 1 June 2018 Yet with the new emissions targets, observers say, the shipping industry now has more than a fighting chance to clean up its act. Maria Gallucci, WIRED, "The Shipping Industry Sets Sail Toward a Carbon-Free Future," 17 Apr. 2018 In that context, Democrats really need a great 2018 midterm, both to avoid an almost irreversible disadvantage in the Senate, and to give it a fighting chance to do well during the momentous redistricting cycle just on the horizon. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "What the Midterms Would Look Like If Clinton Had Won," 1 May 2018 If the Taliban are indeed getting gear from abroad, then the U.S. must provide similar gear to ordinary Afghan forces to give them a fighting chance. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Taliban Forces Are Getting Their Hands on Night Vision Goggles and Lasers," 2 Apr. 2018 Through volunteers and generous donors, Caridad gives local families a fighting chance to stay healthy. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Caridad ball provides healthcare for those in need," 14 Mar. 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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