"to not have a prayer"
to have no chance of success
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Two friends are having some fun in a bar ...
Friend 1: Do you see that beautiful woman over there?
Friend 2: The gorgeous blonde?
Friend 1: Yes. That one. I'm going to go over there and get her phone number.
Friend 2: You must be joking. You don't have a prayer of getting her number.
Friend 1: Oh, you have such little faith in me. Just watch.
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: Have you finished the presentation? We are presenting in an hour.
Colleague 2: I don't have a prayer. I'd need three hours to really polish it.
Colleague 1: What are we going to do?
Colleague 2: We'll present it as is and fill in the missing and rough parts with our scintillating oration.
Not having a prayer of finishing the report on time, I went home.
1) ... don't mess with me you climate-change deniers- or you won't have a prayer.
2) ... bordered path filled with 4 inches of wood chips and the weeds don't have a prayer.
3) ... so freaked out about him committing the unpardonable sin, Canada doesn't have a prayer after all.
4) I hate to say this but we don't have a prayer in Europe unless we sign some world class mid-fielders and play with 3 in midfield ...
5) We don't have a prayer against AIR POWER. With air power they could bomb rebel positions, spy on ...
6) Hillary will be so tarred and scarred with Benghazi gate she won't have a prayer of nomination.
7) Greece does not have a prayer of making that payment without help.
8) ... going because incompetence rises to the top, and Petraeus doesn't have a prayer.
9) ... because Mitt won't have a prayer against Obama if he can not rally the ultra conservative base to his candidacy.
10) ... system, scared the heck out of seniors, and didn't even have a prayer to solve our economic woes.
11) ... good thing she's running in MA, because she wouldn't have a prayer in most other states.
12) ... can get my grandmother to navigate my android tablet and I don't have a prayer getting her to use any desktop operating system.
13) GOP doesn't have a prayer here and should start cleansing the party of the fundamentalists, science haters and bigots ...
14) I was convinced we didn't have a prayer before the Florida game and look how that turned out!
15) It's small wonder that we soon won't have a prayer keeping up with more ambitious, more patriotic and more intelligent nations.
16) ... a 1080p display or a price well under $500 or it doesn't have a prayer.
17) ... the challenge of running against Monroe but even he knew he didn't have a prayer of winning.
18) With tunes like this you probably don't have a prayer of picking it up on the fly anyway.
19) A short checkdown, even one that didn't have a prayer of turning into a first down, would have been enough to create a reasonable ...
20) ... Florida's 29 electoral votes, the GOP's presidential hopefuls don't have a prayer.