an eye to the main chance Definition
- 1. The way that things happen unplanned and unforeseen.
2. Fate or luck; fortune.
- Thesaurus: fortune, fate, luck, providence, destiny, kismet.
- Thesaurus: accident, happenstance, fortuity, contingency.
- Thesaurus: probability, likelihood, odds, tendency, indications.
6. An opportunity.
- Example: your big chance
- Thesaurus: opportunity, possibility, opening, occasion, prospect.
- Example: take a chance
- 1. To risk something.
- Thesaurus: venture, hazard, bet, risk, gamble, wager.
2. To do or happen by chance.
- Example: I chanced to meet her
- Thesaurus: happen, occur, come to pass, come about, transpire, result, befall.
- To have some hope of success.
- To take a risk, although the likelihood of success is slim.
- Thesaurus: take a shot in the dark, go out on a limb, skate on thin ice, run the risk, stick one's neck out.
- It is likely that ....
- Example: I'll buy a ticket but the chances are I'll be busy that night
- A tendency to act from motives of personal advantage rather than consideration for others.
- No likelihood of success.
- In hope rather than expectation.
- Thesaurus: in case, supposing, in the event that.
- A very faint possibility.
- To have a reasonable expectation of success.
- To act in the hope of it being the case.
- To risk an undertaking; to accept whatever happens.
Phrasal Verb: chance on or upon someone or something
- To meet or find them by accident.
the main chance
- 1. The chief object or best opportunity.
- See under chance.