outside chance


: a small possibility
There's an outside chance that something could go wrong.

Examples of outside chance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By late in the weekend or early next week, there’s an outside chance Beryl could become a threat for the coasts of Tamaulipas or Veracruz in Mexico or extreme South Texas. Amanda Coletta, Washington Post, 2 July 2024 Generally, if a horse is on the bubble and among the top 24 there’s an outside chance of making the field. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2024 With four games left in the regular season, Reinhart still has an outside chance of reaching Pavel Bure’s franchise mark of 59 goals (Reinhart is at 53) and make a run at becoming the sixth player in league history with 30 power-play goals in a season (Reinhart is at 27). Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 7 Apr. 2024 The Kings still have an outside chance of securing the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference playoff race, but play-in position is the immediate concern with only eight games remaining in the regular season. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 2 Apr. 2024 Overnight, skies average partly cloudy with just an outside chance of a stray shower nearer dawn. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2024 The Falcons entered their game against the Saints with an outside chance to win the dismal NFC South but were outscored 31-0 after halftime, losing 48-17 to wind up 7-10 for the third time in Smith’s three-year tenure. Guerry Smith, USA TODAY, 8 Jan. 2024 There’s just an outside chance that this cooler weather delays peak bloom long enough for the Park Service’s peak bloom forecast of March 23 to 26 to be correct. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 When the day started, there was even an outside chance that the Broncos and Raiders could end up essentially playing for the AFC West. Parker Gabriel, The Denver Post, 2 Jan. 2024

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“Outside chance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outside%20chance. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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