Interested in Language
What does the expression mean "A fat lot you'll ever save!" ? Please advise.
Thank you very much. I understood the meaning.
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I was just wondering: Is that expression similar to the American expression "Fat chance that ...." It means that
something is not going to happen.
1. Fat chance you'll ever save. = There is no chance that you will ever save your money. As soon as you get your
salary, you spend it.
2. In October of this year, many Americans were saying "Fat chance that he will ever win the election!" (And he didn't.)
3. And on a more serious note, some people are saying: It's great that both sides have stopped fighting. But fat chance that
the peace will last very long.
Thank you for your answer.
I have just learnt two idioms: a fat lot and fat chance.
Here in a fat lot: - definition of a fat lot: by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
a fat lot Slang
Very little or none at all: a fat lot of good it will do him.
fat chance Slang
Very little or no chance.
The person saying it is basically suggesting that they don't believe that the listener is likely to save very much at all, if anything.
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