not have a hope in hell


not have a hope in hell
(not) have a chance/hope in hell to have no chance at all of achieving something.

She hasn't a hope in hell of passing these exams.

(usually + of + doing something)

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  • not have a hope in hell — To have no hope at all • • • Main Entry: ↑Hell * * * not have a hope in hell phrase to have no chance of achieving something I don’t think there’s a hope in hell of these targets being achieved. Thesaurus: likely to failsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have a hope in hell — to have no chance of achieving something I don t think there s a hope in hell of these targets being achieved …   English dictionary

  • not have a hope (in hell) (of doing something) — not have a ˈhope (in ˈhell) (of doing sth) idiom (informal) to have no chance at all • She doesn t have a hope of winning. Main entry: ↑hopeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have a chance in hell — (not) have a chance/hope in hell to have no chance at all of achieving something. She hasn t a hope in hell of passing these exams. (usually + of + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a hope in hell — (not) have a chance/hope in hell to have no chance at all of achieving something. She hasn t a hope in hell of passing these exams. (usually + of + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a prayer — (informal) HAVE NO HOPE, have/stand no chance, not have/stand (the ghost of) a chance; informal not have a hope in hell, not have/stand an earthly; Austral./NZ informal not have Buckley s (chance). → prayer * * * not have a prayer informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have a prayer — informal everyone thought this Minnesota team didn t have a prayer against Duke Syn: have no hope, have/stand no chance, not have/stand (the ghost of) a chance; informal not have a hope in hell …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • have a chance in hell — (not) have a chance/hope in hell to have no chance at all of achieving something. She hasn t a hope in hell of passing these exams. (usually + of + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • hope — hope1 [ houp ] verb *** intransitive or transitive to want and expect something to happen or be true: hope (that): I just hope she s pleasant to him on his birthday. hope for: It wouldn t be sensible to hope for immediate success. The best they… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hope */*/*/ — I UK [həʊp] / US [hoʊp] verb Word forms hope : present tense I/you/we/they hope he/she/it hopes present participle hoping past tense hoped past participle hoped [intransitive/transitive] to want and expect something to happen or be true hope… …   English dictionary