long odds

noun

: a poor chance of winning
The team has made some major improvements, but they still face long odds.

Examples of long odds in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But just like winning at Daytona presents long odds — so, too, does running in a NASCAR race at all. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024 By Erik Wasson, Ellen M. Gilmer and Billy House / Bloomberg February 4, 2024 10:00 PM EST Senators released a bipartisan deal Sunday to impose new U.S. immigration restrictions and unlock billions of dollars in Ukraine aid, a crucial step even as the measure faces long odds in the House. TIME, 5 Feb. 2024 Still, both Kiley and Sanchez face long odds to success. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 24 Jan. 2024 The Browns have a smothering defense and a onetime Super Bowl MVP quarterback in Joe Flacco, who against long odds has resurrected his career in Cleveland. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2024 On the fourth day of his hospitalization, the fix finally worked and, despite the long odds, he was eventually discharged — albeit 25 pounds lighter. Kyle Eustice, SPIN, 12 Dec. 2023 The resiliency of women against long odds and low expectations was the theme of the night on Thursday as Variety and Lifetime toasted four of the entertainment industry’s brightest stars at the annual Power of Women event. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 Phillips announced his presidential campaign late last month and faces long odds at making a dent in Mr. Biden's Democratic support. Hunter Woodall, CBS News, 17 Nov. 2023 Facebook Show more sharing options An Emperor Penguin chick hatched at SeaWorld San Diego last month has overcome long odds, becoming the first new arrival in more than a decade, the marine park announced Wednesday. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Long odds.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20odds. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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