A fighting chance
Fighting Fight"ing, a. 1. Qualified for war; fit for battle. [1913 Webster]

An host of fighting men. --2 Chron. xxvi. 11. [1913 Webster]

2. Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{A fighting chance}, one dependent upon the issue of a struggle. [Colloq.]

{Fighting crab} (Zo["o]l.), the fiddler crab.

{Fighting fish} (Zo["o]l.), a remarkably pugnacious East Indian fish ({Betta pugnax}), reared by the Siamese for spectacular fish fights. [1913 Webster]


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  • (a) fighting chance — a ˌfighting ˈchance idiom a small chance of being successful if a great effort is made • We still have a fighting chance of beating them and winning the Cup. • If you win this round then you still have a fighting chance. Main entry: ↑fightidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) fighting chance — a small but real possibility that you might do or achieve something. If we can raise another thousand pounds we ll have a fighting chance of saving the theatre. (often + of + doing something) A good education will ensure that even the most… …   New idioms dictionary

  • a fighting chance — a fair chance, a good chance    If I can get a job interview, I ll have a fighting chance …   English idioms

  • have a fighting chance — to have a reasonable likelihood. The Socialist Party has a fighting chance to win control of the French government. Usage notes: often used in the form not have a fighting chance: If they don t like the way you perform in practice, you don t have …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a fighting chance — phrase to have a good chance of being successful United still have a fighting chance of winning the league. Thesaurus: to be likely to succeedsynonym Main entry: fight …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a fighting chance — to have a good chance of being successful United still have a fighting chance of winning the league …   English dictionary

  • fighting chance — {n. phr.} A chance that necessitates struggle and courage; a slim chance. * /The doctor told the family that Jack had a fighting chance to recover./ * /Our business lost a lot of money, but we have a fighting chance to stage a comeback./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fighting chance — {n. phr.} A chance that necessitates struggle and courage; a slim chance. * /The doctor told the family that Jack had a fighting chance to recover./ * /Our business lost a lot of money, but we have a fighting chance to stage a comeback./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fighting chance — If you have a fighting chance, you have a reasonable possibility of success …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fighting\ chance — n. phr. A chance that necessitates struggle and courage; a slim chance. The doctor told the family that Jack had a fighting chance to recover. Our business lost a lot of money, but we have a fighting chance to stage a comeback …   Словарь американских идиом

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