A snowball's chance in hell
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British pronunciation/ɐ snˈəʊbɔːlz tʃˈans ɪn hˈɛl/
American pronunciation/ɐ snˈoʊbɔːlz tʃˈæns ɪn hˈɛl/
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the slightest chance of something happening or being true

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a snowball's chance in hell definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "a snowball's chance in hell" and when to use it?

The phrase "a snowball's chance in hell" is an idiom used to describe a situation where something has virtually no chance of success or survival. The origin of this phrase can be traced back to the idea that a snowball would quickly melt in the extreme heat of hell, emphasizing the extreme improbability of success in unfavorable circumstances.

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