have a cat in hell's chance


have a cat in hell's chance
(not) have a cat in hell's chance British to have no chance at all of achieving something.

Thay haven't a cat in hell's chance of getting over the mountain in weather like this.

(usually + of + doing something)

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  • not have a cat in hell's chance — (informal) To have no chance at all • • • Main Entry: ↑cat not have a cat in hell s chance see under ↑cat1 • • • Main Entry: ↑Hell * * * not have a cat in hell’s chance british informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have a cat in hell's chance — (not) have a cat in hell s chance British to have no chance at all of achieving something. Thay haven t a cat in hell s chance of getting over the mountain in weather like this. (usually + of + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a cat in hell's chance — British informal to have no chance at all of doing something We don t have a cat in hell s chance of changing her mind …   English dictionary

  • not have a cat in hell's chance (of doing something) — not have/stand a cat in ˈhell s chance (of doing sth) idiom to have no chance at all Main entry: ↑catidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have a cat in hell's chance — informal have no chance at all. → cat …   English new terms dictionary

  • cat in hell's chance —    To say that there is not a cat in hell s chance of someone doing or achieving something means that there is no chance at all.     Because of the blizzard, the pilot didn t have a cat in hell s chance of landing safely …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cat in hell's chance, not to have a —  To have no chance …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • not stand a cat in hell's chance (of doing something) — not have/stand a cat in ˈhell s chance (of doing sth) idiom to have no chance at all Main entry: ↑catidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • cat — W3S1 [kæt] n [: Old English; Origin: catt, probably from Latin cattus, catta] 1.) a) a small animal with four legs that people often keep as a pet. Cats sometimes kill small animals and birds →↑feline tabby/ginger/tortoiseshell etc cat (=colours… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cat — cat1 noun 1》 a small domesticated carnivorous mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractile claws. [Felis catus.]     ↘any member of the cat family (Felidae), which includes the lion, tiger, leopard, etc. 2》 informal a malicious or spiteful …   English new terms dictionary