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14 phrases found for the topic Likelihood

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Phrase: Be a safe bet / a sure bet / a fair bet

Meaning: Example: I think your promotion is a safe bet (= very likely).

Date: 2017-09-17 15:03:51

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Phrase: Give somebody a shot (that is, a chance)
Give something a shot (that is, try it)

Meaning: Examples:
I'll give him a shot, and if he's good, he can stay.
I've never done any parachuting, but I find adventurous/adventure sports interesting, so I'll give it a shot.

Date: 2015-07-11 01:11:09

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Phrase: Fight a losing battle

Meaning: If somebody says, «You are fighting a losing battle», he implies that you are wasting your time on something, because you have no possibility to succeed

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Phrase: In the bag

Meaning: Something that is in the bag, it is settled, it is a sure thing.

Examples:
Do not worry. Your promotion is in the bag. You can bet on it.
The match next Sunday is in the bag. We are far better than they are. They do not stand a chance. They cannot beat us.

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Phrase: Lightning never strikes twice in the same place

Meaning: It is very unlikely that somebody will suffer the same misfortune twice: Come on, Peter! Lightning never strikes twice in the same place

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Phrase: Not to have (or stand) a dog's chance

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Phrase: Not to have a cat in hell's chance

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Phrase: Not to have a snowball's chance in hell

Meaning: Impossible or almost impossible to succeed: You have not studied at all, so you do not have a snowball's chance in hell of passing your examinations

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Phrase: Not to stand a chance

Meaning: Have little or no possibility.

Example:
You have not studied at all, so you do not stand a chance of passing your examinations. You will fail all of them.

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Phrase: On the cards

Meaning: If something is on the cards, it is likely to happen

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Phrase: Statistics are like bikinis... what they reveal is suggestive, what they hide is essential!

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Phrase: Statistics are like miniskirts, they reveal more than what they hide

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Phrase: The die is cast

Meaning: Things cannot be changed

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Phrase: Those who wander are not always lost

Author: J.K.K. Tolkien

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