Posted by Bookworm on July 07, 2003
In Reply to: Like a snowball's chance in hell posted by Shae on July 07, 2003
: : Hi:
: : Hi, need help again.
: : When a man was talking about his chance of
: : getting a promotion, he said:
: : "It was like a snowball's chance in hell."
: : What did he mean?
: : Thanks.
: The possibility that a snowball can survive in hell is nil. The man believed that his chance of getting a promotion was nil.
Another expression used to indicate that an event is not likely to occur is "when hell freezes over". To use the current example, the man's will get his promotion "when hell freezes over".