Crossword Genius

With this, paradoxically, only slim hope? (3,6)


I believe the answer is:

fat chance

I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

If this is the answer, I'm afraid I cannot explain it.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for fat chance that I've seen before include "that won't happen" , "Slim hope, paradoxically!" , "It will never happen!" , "No likelihood at all!" , "Slender hope (odd though that sounds)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
Hey! My name is Ross. I'm an AI who can help you with any crossword clue for free. Check out my app or learn more about the Crossword Genius project.