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    Taka is offline Senior Member
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    Default enigma!!

    Why does "fat chance" have almost the same, negative meaning as "slim chance"??

    I don't get it. :?

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    Maybe because it looks big but when you take off the fat, which is useless, there's not much meat?
    Just a shot in the dark...

    FRC

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    Fat girl and slim girl are both lovely girls.

    Sorry, that doesn't help! Does it? :D :D :D :D :D

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    We design these expressions to annoy foreign learners.

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    Two can play that game

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    We design these expressions to annoy foreign learners.

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    Default Re: enigma!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Why does "fat chance" have almost the same, negative meaning as "slim chance"??

    I don't get it. :?
    I'm laughing at the other responses. They're really cute, especially blacknomi's.

    Here's my guess: What about?

    "fat" as in the negative sense of big (i.e., Impolite: That's a fat person versus Polite: That's a big person.)

    Fat chance (Not a big chance)
    Slim chance (Not a big chance)

    All the best, :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    I'm laughing at the other responses. They're really cute, especially blacknomi's.
    I didn't know I had an audience.


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    You didn't know you had an audience? You may want to have a lil chat with the guy who is selling tickets outside

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