given half a chance


given half a chance
allowed any opportunity.

Given half a chance, most writers would rather talk about a project than work on it.

Usage notes: also used in the form give someone/something half a chance:

If we give Geoff half a chance, he could paint that kind of portrait.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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