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not have a prayer (of doing something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnot have a prayer (of doing something)not have a prayer (of doing something)informalCHANCE/OPPORTUNITY to have no chance of succeeding He tried hard, but he didn’t have a prayer. They don’t have a prayer of winning. prayer
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not have a prayer (of doing something)Boxing White Hopes like Cooney do not have a prayer of toppling Tyson.The Seahawks don't have a prayer of winning the Superbowl.
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