not a ghost of a chance


not a ghost of a chance
(not) a ghost of a chance if someone does not have a ghost of a chance, they are not at all likely to succeed.

Against competition like that, they didn't have the ghost of a chance of winning.

(sometimes + of + doing something)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • not a ghost of a chance — very little, (not even) the smallest chance He doesn t have a ghost of a chance to finish the book in time for his class …   Idioms and examples

  • ghost of a chance — very little, (not even) the smallest chance He doesn t have a ghost of a chance to finish the book in time for his class …   Idioms and examples

  • ghost of a (chance, etc.), not the —  Not the faintest (chance, etc.) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • not stand a ghost of a chance — have no chance at all …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) ghost of a chance — (not) a ghost of a chance if someone does not have a ghost of a chance, they are not at all likely to succeed. Against competition like that, they didn t have the ghost of a chance of winning. (sometimes + of + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) ghost of a chance — a very small possibility. There s not a ghost of a chance that he ll be promoted …   New idioms dictionary

  • a ghost of a chance — a poor chance, not likely to happen    That car doesn t have a ghost of a chance. It s too slow! …   English idioms

  • Ghost — (g[=o]st), n. [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. g[=a]st breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. g[=e]st spirit, soul, D. geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.] [1913 Webster] 1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Then gives… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ghost moth — Ghost Ghost (g[=o]st), n. [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. g[=a]st breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. g[=e]st spirit, soul, D. geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.] [1913 Webster] 1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ghost — [gōst] n. [altered (prob. after Fl gheest) < ME goste < OE gast, soul, spirit, demon, akin to Ger geist < IE base * gheizd , to be excited, frightened > Sans hēḋ , to be angry] 1. the spirit or soul: now only in give up the ghost (to… …   English World dictionary