Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

in with a (shot/chance)

in with a shotin with a chance
Meaning(s)
1) have a good possibility of doing something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • be in with a shot/chance of getting a promotion
  • Analysis

    To be in with a shot or in with a chance means that you are in the running competitively or that you may have the opportunity to do something or be chosen for something. To be in with a chance or in with a shot means there is good potential or a high possibility you will succeed in your goal.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The coach told me that if I kept working hard, I'd be in with a chance of making the team.
    2. You have to get good exam results to be in with a chance of getting into a good university.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I wouldn't rule Steve out of the running for the promotion. He may not be that experienced, but he's well liked. Honestly, he's in with a shot.
    2. We may not be favourites, but we're in with a chance of winning that order. Let's hope things work out in our favour!
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