snowball’s chance in hell

n. a very poor chance. (Usually in the negative.)
She doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting it done on time.
I know I don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell, but I’ll try anyway.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • snowball's chance in hell — noun Little or no likelihood of occurrence or success. That small boat has a snowball’s chance in hell of surviving the hurricane …   Wiktionary

  • snowball's chance in hell — See:not a snowball s chance in hell …   Idioms and examples

  • a snowball's chance in hell — Snowball Snow ball , n. 1. A round mass of snow pressed or roller together, or anything resembling such a mass. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The Guelder rose. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) a shrub of the genus {Viburnum}, having large clusters of white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a snowball's chance in hell — informal : any chance at all used to say that something is extremely unlikely or impossible Let s be honest–there isn t a snowball s chance in hell that we ll win this game. [=there s no chance that we ll win] Unfortunately, he doesn t have a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have a snowball's chance in hell — not have a (snowball s) chance in hell not have any possibility. It quickly became clear that I didn t have a snowball s chance in hell of finding my lost wallet. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form have no chance in hell Etymology: based on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a snowball's chance in hell — (not) have a snowball s chance in hell to have no chance at all of achieving something. With those grades she hasn t a snowball s chance in hell of getting into college. (usually + of + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a snowball's chance in hell — (not) have a snowball s chance in hell to have no chance at all of achieving something. With those grades she hasn t a snowball s chance in hell of getting into college. (usually + of + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not a snowball's chance in hell — There is absolutely no possibility of something hapening if there s not a snowball s chance in hell …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • not have a snowball's chance (in hell) — not have a snowball’s chance (in hell) informal phrase to have no chance of doing or having something Thesaurus: likely to failsynonym Main entry: snowball …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a snowball's chance in hell — {v. phr.} To be condemned to failure; enjoy a zero chance of success. * /Pessimists used to think that we had a snowball s chance in hell to put a man on the moon; yet we did it in July, 1969./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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