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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Whoever wears the mask gains powers that give them a fighting chance against even the strongest superheroes. Anthony Mccartney, BostonGlobe.com, "Marvel celebrates 80th anniversary with massive comic," 28 Aug. 2019 The parent who wrote the letter sees through it, at least -- that gives them a fighting chance. Carolyn Hax, oregonlive.com, "Carolyn Hax: Hug-needing dad causes anxiety for his punctual son," 4 Aug. 2019 Because Grant Park Orchestra concerts at the Pritzker Pavilion are amplified, however, Kondonassis stood a fighting chance of holding her own when the ensemble was going at full tilt. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Grant Park Orchestra review: Radiant music amid another storm," 18 July 2019 This version is under significantly more restrictions, giving the rest of us a fighting chance. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Playing StarCraft? You can now compete with an undercover AI," 12 July 2019 That goal proved to be the deciding tally as France's Wendie Renard headed home a pass from Gaëtane Thiney in the 81st minute to give Les Bleues a fighting chance down the stretch. NBC News, "U.S. women's team defeats World Cup host France 2-1 to advance to semifinals," 28 June 2019 Perhaps harnessing the power of their remaining biodiversity can help give them a fighting chance. Cody Clements, The Conversation, "Biodiversity helps coral reefs thrive – and could be part of strategies to save them," 25 June 2019 This change of strategy by the Mozambique government and a decline of poaching is giving elephants a fighting chance to continue to survive in this region. Vanna Quiroz, CBS News, "Top African wildlife park reports full year with no elephant poaching," 15 June 2019 Bob Hugin, a millionaire former pharmaceutical CEO, won Tuesday’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, giving what party leaders believe is a fighting chance in a deep blue state. Thomas Fitzgerald, Philly.com, "Pharma exec Bob Hugin wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in New Jersey," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of fighting chance

1889, in the meaning defined above

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