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stand a chance/hope (of doing something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstand a chance/hope (of doing something)stand a chance/hope (of doing something)PROBABLYto be likely to be able to do something or to succeed You’ll stand a better chance of getting a job with a degree. Maybe their relationship had never really stood a chance. stand
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stand a chance/hope (of doing something)Dougal didn't struggle: even if he could have got out of the duvet, he wouldn't have stood a chance.In the face of Queeensrÿche they didn't stand a chance.Schools from across the country craved his talents, but only two stood a chance.The rest must keep pace if they are to stand a chance-advertising works.The women stand a chance in the foil competition with Charlene DiMiceli.You'll stand a better chance of getting a job with a degree.This was the crunch match they really had to win to stand a chance of staying up.No Labour rethink that ignores this will stand a chance of success in the future.C., woman fumed outside the museum where a crowd stood hoping to get a ticket to hear Wiesel.
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