off chance


off chance
offˈ-chance or off chance noun
A remote chance (on the offchance or on the off-chance (with that or of) just in case, in the hope of (something happening))
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ˈoff chance [off chance] noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • off-chance — offˈ chance or off chance noun A remote chance (on the offchance or on the off chance (with that or of) just in case, in the hope of (something happening)) • • • Main Entry: ↑off * * * off chance, off chop see off a. 3 b, off 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • off-chance — n off chance on the off chance if you do something on the off chance that something will happen, you do it hoping that it will happen although it is unlikely ▪ I just came to see you on the off chance that Pippa might be here …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • off chance — off ,chance noun on the off chance in the hope that something will happen or succeed, although it seems unlikely: I called on the off chance he d be at home …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • off-chance — (n.) 1861, from OFF (Cf. off) (adv.) + CHANCE (Cf. chance) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Off chance — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Off chance (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on off chance instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/off chance …   Wikipedia

  • off-chance — also offchance PHRASE: PHR after v, oft PHR that, PHR of n/ ing If you do something on the off chance, you do it because you hope that it will succeed, although you think that this is unlikely. He had taken a flight to Paris on the off chance… …   English dictionary

  • off-chance — /ˈɒf tʃæns / (say of chans), / tʃans/ (say chahns) noun 1. a remote chance or possibility. –phrase 2. do something on the off chance, to embark on a course of action casually setting aside the odds against its completion: *I am writing this on… …   Australian English dictionary

  • off-chance — noun on the off chance hoping that something will happen, although it is unlikely: I just stopped by on the off chance that Pippa might be here …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˈoff-ˌchance — noun on the off chance in the hope that something will happen or succeed, although it seems unlikely[/ex] I called on the off chance he d be at home.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • off chance — noun A condition of not being likely or probable. He submitted a job application on the off chance that nobody better would …   Wiktionary


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