English version

have a fighting chance

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhave a fighting chancehave a fighting chanceCHANCE/OPPORTUNITYto have a chance to do something or achieve something if you try very hard Lewis has a fighting chance to win the gold medal. fight
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have a fighting chanceAll children must have a fighting chance at a good education.Central defender Tony Mowbray believes his former team have a fighting chance at Old Trafford.And that has encouraged the Geordies to believe they still have a fighting chance of keeping him.
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