A Cat in Hell´s Chance

Ni yendo a bailar a Chalma / Ni vuelto a nacer

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Click on the image to learn some cat idioms with The Early Daily Dose of English

Meaning:

Not to have even the slightest chance to succeed in a certain activity or pursuit.

A cat in hell´s chance

Click on the image to learn some cat idioms with Carol Rainbow

Origin:

lf a cat, which is supposed to have nine lives, can´t stand a chance  of succeeding in attaining a certain goal or pursuit. Just imagine what the chances are for poor human beings  who only have one life to take good use of. In this case, the word hell is just a word which denotes a negative emphasis expressing the frustration the speaker feels at the moment.

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Click on the image to see how a guy has a cat in hell´s chance to lift a heavy rock

Example:

•Tomorrow is my Mathematics final test. It will all be about calculus and I do not understand a single thing about it. I am sure I will miserably fail in it. I don´t stand any chance of passing it. In fact, I don´t have a cat in hell´s chance of getting a pass.
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