A fighting chance


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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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

  • fighting chance — ☆ fighting chance n. a chance to win or succeed, but only after a hard struggle …   English World dictionary

  • fighting chance — ► NOUN ▪ a possibility of success if great effort is made …   English terms 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 — Infobox Album | Name = Fighting Chance EP Type = EP Artist = Flee the Seen Released = 2003 Recorded = 2003 Genre = Rock, Punk Length = 19:33 Label = Self Produced/Released| Last album = This album = Fighting Chance EP (2003) | Next album = The… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • fighting chance — noun : a chance that may be realized by a struggle : a possible but not easy chance the patient had a fighting chance to live …   Useful english dictionary

  • fighting chance — noun Date: 1889 a chance that may be realized by a struggle < the patient had a fighting chance to live > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fighting chance — fight′ing chance′ n. a possibility of success following a struggle: He barely has a fighting chance to get well[/ex] • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • fighting chance — noun A possible good outcome in spite of significant struggle. This essential medicine will give him a fighting chance against the disease …   Wiktionary


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