half\ a\ chance


half\ a\ chance
• half a chance
• a half chance
noun
An opportunity; a reasonable chance.

Just give yourself half a chance and you will quickly get used to your new job.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • half a chance — or[a half chance] {n.} An opportunity; a reasonable chance. * /Just give yourself half a chance and you will quickly get used to your new job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • half a chance — informal the slightest opportunity given half a chance, he can make anything work …   Useful english dictionary

  • half a chance — informal the slightest opportunity. → half …   English new terms dictionary

  • given half a chance — given half a/the chance informal if someone would do something given half a chance, they would certainly do it if they had the opportunity. He d steal from his own grandmother, given half the chance. Given half a chance I d leave this job today …   New idioms dictionary

  • given half the chance — given half a/the chance informal if someone would do something given half a chance, they would certainly do it if they had the opportunity. He d steal from his own grandmother, given half the chance. Given half a chance I d leave this job today …   New idioms dictionary

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  • given half a chance — phrase used for saying that someone or something will do something if they get the opportunity I showed what I could do last year, given half a chance. Thesaurus: to want to do somethingsynonym Main entry: half …   Useful english dictionary

  • give somebody half a chance — give sb/sth half a ˈchance idiom to give sb/sth some opportunity to do sth • That dog will give you a nasty bite, given half a chance. Main entry: ↑chanceidiom …   Useful english dictionary