have a hope in hell


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. 2014.

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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) (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 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 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

  • 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

  • haven't got a hope in hell — have no chance to win or succeed or survive etc.    If the parachute doesn t open, I haven t got a hope in hell …   English idioms

  • 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

  • hope — hope1 W1S1 [həup US houp] v [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: hopian] 1.) to want something to happen or be true and to believe that it is possible or likely hope (that) ▪ We hope that more women will decide to join the course. ▪ I do hope… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hope — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 belief that sth you want will happen ADJECTIVE ▪ deep (esp. AmE), fervent, great ▪ a feeling of considerable hope ▪ It is my fervent hope that you will be able to take this project forward …   Collocations dictionary

  • hope — 1 verb (I, T) 1 to want something to happen or be true, and to believe it is possible: hope (that): I hope you have a lovely birthday. | I hope I m not disturbing you. | Let s just hope we can find somewhere to park. | hope to do sth: Joan s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English