fat chance/ slim chance

Fat is the opposite of slim and yet fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing.

1. What is an effective way to expound on how to use the above correctly?

2. How did the above idioms become identical in meaning?

One Response to “fat chance/ slim chance”

  1. Tom Says:

    Hi there,
    No, I would not agree that they mean the same thing. Fat chance removes any possibility of something happening but slim chance offers the hope that something will happen.

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