fighting chance


Definition of fighting chance

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

Examples of fighting chance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our animal care and veterinary staff fought arduously and did their best to help give Baya a fighting chance. Janine Puhak,, 12 Oct. 2021 But the way the PGA has set up the course — at least so far — means he's got more than just a fighting chance going into the weekend. Tim Dahlberg, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 Despite the flimsy nature of enforcement mechanisms and punishments around United States’ labor laws, Kinema believes American video game workers have a fighting chance. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 Netflix will need to work its campaign magic to give it a fighting chance. Clayton Davis, Variety, 8 Sep. 2021 In a hard country where any edge helps, parents made the sacrifice to give their children a fighting chance. Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2021 Maria Andrejczyk, herself a bone cancer survivor, auctioned off the medal to give an 8-month-old boy with a heart defect a fighting chance at survival. NBC News, 18 Aug. 2021 Alarmed by the prospect of losing these iconic landscapes, Hurteau, Burney and other Southwest forest experts have spent years devising ways to outsmart climate change and give these forests a fighting chance. April Reese, Scientific American, 5 Aug. 2021 There are strategies that a trans woman or transfeminine person can employ to give their skin a fighting chance against the razor. Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard, Allure, 30 June 2021

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First Known Use of fighting chance

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fighting chance was in 1889

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18 Oct 2021

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“Fighting chance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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