Heather Here, digging through some thick vocabulary issues, has been straightening out those who seem to speak from the bottom of the literary barrel. I wanted to chime in, not so much with a correction, but a language oddity.
It’s one of my favorite expressions. My husband pointed out to me the other day that slim chance and fat chance mean ALMOST the same thing:
There is only a slim chance that I will walk 5 miles today.
Will I walk 5 miles today? Fat chance!
Strangely, slim chance is more possible than fat chance. Slim chances almost always turn into fat chances. But there is a slim chance for some fat chance to become a real thing.