A chance is an opportunity or a possibility. Sometimes "chance" implies risk or a gamble.

  • There’s a chance that it might snow next week. The odds are 50-50.
  • Chances are we’re going to get some snow.
  • Chances are I’m not going to have time to work on my house this weekend.
  • What are the chances of a winning season for the Cubs next year?
  • Walter is looking for a chance to ask his boss for an increase in his salary.
  • Laura is waiting for a chance to go sailing.
  • Your boss is going to give you one more chance to improve your performance on the job.
  • Lenny is asking his girlfriend for a second chance.
  • Tomorrow is your last chance to take advantage of a big sale at Macy’s.
  • When you get a chance, please call me.
  • If you get a chance, please pick up some milk on your way home from work.
  • Bingo players believe they have a chance to win money.
  • The lottery is a game of chance.
  • When it comes to your health, don’t leave anything to chance.
  • Ana doesn’t leave anything to chance when it comes to the safety of her children.

Johnny Mathis sang about chances in "Chances Are," one of his most famous hits:


Date of publication: December 3, 2016