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not likely to happen
not certain or likely to happen or be true
not likely to happen or to be true
so unlikely as to be difficult to believe
if the chances of something good happening are dim, it is not likely to happen
used for saying that something is unlikely
used for saying that something is unlikely to happen
if there is no question of something, it definitely will not happen
if you say that it’s long odds that something will happen, you mean that it is not very likely
in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders
to score a birdie at a hole in golf
be reversed; be as if it had never happened
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