fighting chance

noun

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 The round-the-clock care, funded by the zoo’s members, is giving Captain a fighting chance. Nora Mishanec, SFChronicle.com, "The singed whiskers of the climate crisis: Rescued cub still fighting for life at Oakland Zoo," 8 Oct. 2020 There’s no guaranteed way to protect these vulnerable plants against bitter cold this winter, but watering throughout the fall can give them a fighting chance. Jim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "9 timely gardening and lawn tips for fall, whether you’re a pandemic gardening newbie or a seasoned pro," 3 Oct. 2020 For at least one night in the NBA’s quarantine bubble, there wasn’t even a fighting chance for Erik Spoelstra’s team. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "Davis, Lakers pummel Heat 116-98 in NBA Finals opener, with Dragic, Adebayo injured," 1 Oct. 2020 The team’s pitching is superb and should give the A’s a fighting chance against anyone. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "A’s ‘better step on the gas’ in order to end string of first-round ousters," 28 Sep. 2020 Nkengasong insists that Africa can stand up to covid-19 if given a fighting chance. Arkansas Online, "As US struggles, Africa's covid-19 response is praised," 26 Sep. 2020 This rapid mobilization saved lives, and allowed even the sickest with COVID-19 a fighting chance. Soumya Rangarajan, Scientific American, "COVID-19's Other Unnecessary Death Toll," 15 Sep. 2020 That, at least, gives a fighting chance to keeping those assets intact if the relationship ends. Dallas News, "Cohabitation nightmare: A horrible end to a beautiful beginning," 13 Sep. 2020 Knowledge of the terrain, imparted by people who had lived there for decades, and access to tools such as a bulldozer and ATVs, also gave them a fighting chance that others may not have had. Frans Lanting, National Geographic, "When wildfires threaten your home," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of fighting chance

1889, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2020

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“Fighting chance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fighting%20chance. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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