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Meaning of "a dog's chance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A DOG'S CHANCE

a dog's chance play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A DOG'S CHANCE

a breath of fresh air
a bull in a china shop
A bursary
a capella
a cappella
a chip off the old block
a closed book
a couple of
a cut above
a dime a dozen
a dog´s dinner
a dog´s life
a drop in the bucket
a drowning man will clutch at a straw
a dusty answer
a fair crack of the whip
a far cry
a fast buck
a fine kettle of fish
a flea in one´s ear

WORDS THAT END LIKE A DOG'S CHANCE

advance
bechance
Buckley´s chance
by chance
chance
enhance
fighting chance
hance
happenchance
mischance
not a cat in hell´s chance
off chance
off-chance
on the chance
on the off chance
on the off-chance
outside chance
perchance
snaphance
stand a chance
the main chance

Synonyms and antonyms of a dog's chance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a dog's chance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A DOG'S CHANCE

Find out the translation of a dog's chance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

狗的机会
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oportunidad de un perro
570 millions of speakers

English

a dog´s chance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक कुत्ते की मौका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فرصة كلب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шанс собаки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

possibilidade de um cão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি কুকুর এর সুযোগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

les chances d´un chien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Peluang anjing
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Chance eines Hundes
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

犬のチャンス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

강아지의 기회
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kasempatan asu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cơ hội của một con chó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு நாய் வாய்ப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक कुत्रा संधी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir köpeğin şansı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

possibilità di un cane
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szansa psa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шанс собаки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

șansă de câine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πιθανότητα ενός σκυλιού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n hond se kans
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hundens chans
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hundens sjanse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a dog's chance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A DOG'S CHANCE»

The term «a dog's chance» is normally little used and occupies the 127.963 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A DOG'S CHANCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a dog's chance

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A DOG'S CHANCE»

Discover the use of a dog's chance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a dog's chance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Critical Perspectives on Jean Rhys
... arts of survival. They have the saws and the supporting philosophy, the folk wisdom about men and money. "It might have been much worse." "When you start thinking about things the answer's a 54 Without a Dog's Chance (V S Naipaul)/54.
Pierrette M. Frickey, 1990
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The Proverbial Bernard Shaw: An Index to Proverbs in the ...
(244, p. 196, 1928) ODEP, 195; CODP, 57. 10. Let it lie there to shew that the old dog can still bark a bit. (083, p. 553, 1918) Partridge, 583. 11. Macbeth. . . had not a dog's chance. (211, p. 51, 1916) After that, Mr Walsh had not a dog's chance.
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 1994
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
1940. New York: Macfadden-Bartell, 1969. 1940 Song lyrics: For I'll just be teaching some new dog old tricks Hart, Lorenz. "A Barking Baby Never Bites." Not to have a dog's chance 1911 his two women were likely to have a full dog's chance, ...
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
British informal, dated not a dog's chance no chance at all. put on the dog behave in a pretentious or ostentatious way. North American informal 6 Dog was late 19th-century US slang for 'style' or a 'flashy display'. 1962 Anthony Gilbert No Dust ...
John Ayto, 2010
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In Her Own Image: Women Working in the Arts
"The poor poet has not in these days, nor has had for two hundred years, a dog's chance ... a poor child in England has little more hope than had the son of an Athenian slave to be emancipated into that intellectual freedom of which great ...
Elaine Hedges, Ingrid Wendt, 1980
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 6: The ...
It is—however dishonouring to us as a nation—certain that, by some fault in our commonwealth, the poor poet has not in these days, nor has had for two hundred years, a dog's chance. Believe me—and I have spent a great part of ten years in ...
Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, 2006
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Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary
... in disgrace: He forgot his wife's birthday, so he's in the doghouse, not a 'dog's chance (inf) no chance at all: He hasn't a dog's chance oj getting a ticket at this late date. the dogs (inf) greyhound racing. dogged see dog. doggerel ['dogaralj nu ...
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
MSHtflftrffiJl □ love me, love my dog LOVE lucky dog H LUCKY not a dog's chance i — Ifinl^tt shaggy-dog story J€ SHAGGY sick as a dog H SICK sly dog Jt SLY there's life in the old dog yet H LIFE the tail wags the dog !L TAIL1 to die like a ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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Planet Dog: A Doglopedia
Fight like cats and dogs: To argue violently. 17. Dog-and-pony show: An event during which someone attempts to sell their wares. 18. A dog with two tails: Someone who is very happy. 19. A dog's chance: No chance at all. 20. Put on the dog: ...
Sandra Choron, Harry Choron, 2005
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A Room of One's Own
It is – however dishonouring to us as a nation – certain that, by some fault in our commonwealth, the poor poet has not in these days, nor has had for two hundred years, a dog's chance. Believe me – and I have spent a great part of ten years in  ...
Virginia Woolf, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A DOG'S CHANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a dog's chance is used in the context of the following news items.
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When a pet doesn't have a dog's chance at life
MAKING an abstract film might be terribly clever, but the idea falls flat if you cannot engage the audience. This is a hard-won lesson ... «Independent Online, Jun 15»
2
New Treatment Available for Canine Lymphoma
... stimulates the dog's natural immune response which has the potential to increase a dog's chance of achieving remission & improve response ... «NJ.com, Apr 15»
3
Pay, or you don't have a dog's chance of survival
PATNA: Anti-rabies vaccine (ARV) has gone out of stock in Bihar's government hospitals. State health officials say the Bihar Medical Services ... «Times of India, Apr 15»
4
Give new actresses a chance – Jinell
But no one is giving us a dog's chance because our faces are not known. But how can our faces be known if no one is prepared to start ... «GhanaWeb, Mar 15»
5
Suzie's pigs 'a living nightmare' says next door neighbour
I was told I had two choices - a dog's chance and no chance at all. The value of my property has been reduced by 25%. I might be forced to ... «Liverpool Echo, Feb 15»
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'Los Angeles Is In The Grip Of An Apartheid System,' Says 'Tales Of …
... the powerlessness in South Central, where you could have someone superbright, doing incredibly well and they don't have a dog's chance.”. «Huffington Post UK, Feb 15»
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Zambia – AFCON 2015: Everything you need to know about the …
Prior to the former, Zambia weren't given a dog's chance considering the ominous spectre of the golden generation of Cote d'Ivoire and the ... «Just Football.com, Jan 15»
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Leopard scare at Vayusena Nagar again
Though there is not even a dog's chance of leopard straying into the walled area, we are not taking any chances. Many times a wildcat is also ... «Times of India, Dec 14»
9
PetSmart Going Private In $8.7 Billion Deal
“Hence a dog's chance is a small chance.” There's $8.7 billion riding on the expectation that the sentiment expressed by the phrase is ... «MediaPost Communications, Dec 14»
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State Candidates Answer Questions at Forum
When it was proposed I thought it doesn't have a dog's chance of passage because the people have spoken and want limits on how long ... «The News, Oct 14»

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