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  1. the degree to which someone is likely to achieve something

    If I wanted to get a job in advertising, what do you think my chances would be?

    someone’s chances of (doing) something:

    What are their chances of taking the championship this season?

    fancy your chances (=think you can succeed):

    If you fancy your chances against a bigger team, give us a call.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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