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fat chance exp.
little or no possibility of something to happen

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This is an accurate expression, probably no longer politically correct...

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In computer science, the File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system popularized by Microsoft in the 1980's in their earliest computers. The FAT file system has continued to be developed and now comes in multiple varieties such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT.
[Tech.];[Comp.] Look at that floppy disk, see if it is formatted with the FAT file system.
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
prejudice or discrimination against people who are fat
abbr. acron.
File Allocation Table
plastic surgery consisting in removing the fat tissue from the abdominal area
popular term
go for something, take one's chances
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a    the unknown and unpredictable element that causes an event to result in a certain way rather than another, spoken of as a real force  
b    (as modifier)  
a chance meeting         Related adj       fortuitous  
2    fortune; luck; fate  
3    an opportunity or occasion  
4    a risk; gamble  
you take a chance with his driving     
5    the extent to which an event is likely to occur; probability  
6    an unpredicted event, esp. a fortunate one  
that was quite a chance, finding him here     
7    Archaic   an unlucky event; mishap  
8    by chance  
a    accidentally  
he slipped by chance     
b    perhaps  
do you by chance have a room?     
9    (the) chances are...   it is likely (that) ...  
10    on the chance   acting on the possibility; in case  
11    the main chance   the opportunity for personal gain (esp. in the phrase an eye to the main chance)  
12    tr   to risk; hazard  
I'll chance the worst happening     
13    to happen by chance; be the case by chance  
I chanced to catch sight of her as she passed     
14    chance on (or upon)   to come upon by accident  
he chanced on the solution to his problem     
15    chance one's arm   to attempt to do something although the chance of success may be slight  
     (C13: from Old French cheance, from cheoir to fall, occur, from Latin cadere)  
  chanceful      adj  
  chanceless      adj  

Buckley's chance  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
slang   no chance at all,   (Often shortened to)    Buckleys  
     (C19: of obscure origin)  
      n     (Law)   a sudden quarrel in which one party kills another; unintentional but not blameless killing  
     (C15: from Anglo-French chance medlee mixed chance)  
fighting chance  
      n   a slight chance of success dependent on a struggle  
off chance  
1    a slight possibility  
2    on the off chance   with the hope  
on the off chance of getting the job     
treble chance  
      n   a method of betting in football pools in which the chances of winning are related to the number of draws and the number of home and away wins forecast by the competitor  
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