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    Slim chance vs fat chance

    Dear Teachers

    Would like to know if slim chance (less likely to succeed) has an opposite meaning to fat chance (more likely to succeed?

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    Anthony the learner

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    Re: Slim chance vs fat chance

    No they mean the same except that "fat chance" is sarcastic.

    There is a slim chance he will pass the exam.
    Peter thinks he'll pass the exam? Ha! Fat chance!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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