ghost of a chance

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ghost of a chance

:any chance at all
  • He doesn't have/stand a ghost of a chance of winning.

Word by Word Definitions

ghost play
  1. : the seat of life or intelligence : soul

  2. : a disembodied soul

  3. : spirit, demon

  1. : to haunt like a ghost

  2. : ghostwrite

  3. : to abruptly cut off all contact with (someone, such as a former romantic partner) by no longer accepting or responding to phone calls, instant messages, etc.

chance play
  1. : something that happens unpredictably without discernible human intention or observable cause

  2. : the assumed impersonal purposeless determiner of unaccountable happenings : luck

  3. : the fortuitous or incalculable element in existence : contingency

  1. : to take place, come about, or turn out by chance : happen

  2. : to have the good or bad luck

  3. : to come or light by chance


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