dark horse  Show IPA
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|Synonyms:||also-ran, hundred-to-one shot, improbability, little chance, little opportunity, long shot, outside chance, outside shot, poor bet, poor lookout, poor possibility, poor prognosis, poor prospect, sleeper, slim chance, small chance, stalking horse, underdog, unexpected winner, unknown, unknown quantity, unlikelihood, unlikely winner, upsetter|
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absurd, beyond control, beyond one's depth, beyond one's grasp, beyond one's power, beyond one's reach, beyond the bounds of possibility, beyond the bounds of reason, contrary to reason, desperate, from which reason recoils, hygogical, impassible, impervious, impossible, impracticable, inaccessible, incompatible, inconceivable, incredible, inextricable, infeasible, inimaginable, innavigable, insuperable, insurmountable, not possible, not to be had, not to be thought of, out of one's depth, out of one's grasp, out of one's power, out of reach, out of the question, prodigious, too much for, unachievable, unattainable, uncomeatable, unfeasible, unimaginable, unobtainable, unreasonable, unsurmountable, visionary
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impossibility; what cannot, what can never be; sour grapes; hopelessness.
be impossible; have no chance whatever., attempt impossibilities; square the circle, get blood from a stone, get blood from a turnip; look for a needle in a haystack; skin a flint; make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, make bricks without straw; have nothing to go upon; weave a rope of sand, build castles in the air, prendre la lune avec les dents, extract sunbeams from cucumbers, set the Thames on fire, fetch water in a sieve, milk a he-goat into a sieve, catch a weasel asleep, rompre l'anguille au genou, be in two places at once.
impossible; not possible; absurd, contrary to reason; unlikely; unreasonable; incredible; beyond the bounds of reason, beyond the bounds of possibility, beyond the realm of possibility; from which reason recoils; visionary; inconceivable (improbable); prodigious (wonderful); unimaginable, inimaginable; unthinkable., impracticable, unachievable; unfeasible, infeasible; insuperable; unsurmountable, insurmountable; unattainable, unobtainable; out of reach, out of the question; not to be had, not to be thought of; beyond control; desperate (hopeless); incompatible; inaccessible, uncomeatable, impassable, impervious, innavigable, inextricable; self- contradictory., out of one's power, beyond one's power, beyond one's depth, beyond one's reach, beyond one's grasp; too much for; ultra crepidam.
the grapes are sour; non possumus; non nostrum tantas componere lites [Vergil]; look for a needle in a haystack, chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin [Fr.]; il a le mer à
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