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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Chance
 
  About as much chance as a lamb in Mr. Armour’s slaughter house.
            —George Ade
  1
  No more chance than a hen has of hatching a codfish from a fried egg.
            —Anonymous
  2
  About as much chance as a man with a wooden leg in a forest fire.
            —George Broadhurst
  3
  About as much chance as a Hamburg steak in front of a starving iron-moulder.
            —R. L. Goldberg
  4
  Good a chance to win as a man learning to play poker on an ocean steamer.
            —O. Henry
  5
  As much chance as a dog with tallow legs chasing an asbestos cat in Hades.
            —Elbert Hubbard
  6
  No more chance than a one-legged man in a football game.
            —Elbert Hubbard
  7
  About as much chance as a fat June bug would have in the pathway of a road roller.
            —Grantland Rice
  8
  No more chance than a thaw in Zembla.
            —Sydney Smith
  9
  About as much chance as a prohibition candidate in a Democratic ward.
            —New York Times
  10
  No more chance than a motorist’s word has against a policeman’s.
            —New York Tribune
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