it is not likely to happen


it is not likely to happen
it probably will not happen

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • not in a month of Sundays — (not) in a month of Sundays if you say that something will not happen in a month of Sundays, you mean that it is not likely to happen. He ll never run the marathon, not in a month of Sundays …   New idioms dictionary

  • likely — /luyk lee/, adj., likelier, likeliest, adv. adj. 1. probably or apparently destined (usually fol. by an infinitive): something not likely to happen. 2. seeming like truth, fact, or certainty; reasonably to be believed or expected; believable: a… …   Universalium

  • likely — like•ly [[t]ˈlaɪk li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est, adv. 1) probably or apparently destined (usu. fol. by an infinitive): something not likely to happen[/ex] 2) seeming like truth, fact, or certainty; believable: a likely story[/ex] 3) seeming to… …   From formal English to slang

  • likely — [līk′lē] adj. likelier, likeliest [ME likly, prob. aphetic < OE geliclic (or < ? ON likligr): see LIKE1 & LY1] 1. apparently true to the facts; credible; probable [a likely cause] 2. seeming as if it would happen or might happen; reasonably …   English World dictionary

  • not in a million years — not/never/in a million years spoken phrase never used for emphasizing that something will never happen Never in a million years did I believe we could win the lottery. Thesaurus: not likely to happensynonym general words meaning to happen …   Useful english dictionary

  • not in a month of Sundays — not/never/in a month of Sundays informal old fashioned phrase used for saying that something will never happen Thesaurus: not likely to happensynonym general words meaning to happensynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • likely — like|ly1 W1S1 [ˈlaıkli] adj comparative likelier superlative likeliest [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: glikligr, from glikr like ] 1.) something that is likely will probably happen or is probably true ≠ ↑unlikely ▪ Snow showers are likely… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • likely — 1 / laIkli/ adjective likelier, likeliest 1 something that is likely will probably happen or is probably true: Snow showers are likely in the next 24 hours. | the likely cost of the operation | the likeliest outcome of the talks | likely to do… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • likely — like|ly1 [ laıkli ] adjective *** 1. ) probably going to happen, or probably true: The most likely cause of the fire was a cigarette. likely to do something: The study shows some people are more likely to suffer back problems. likely that: It… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • likely — adj. & adv. adj. 1 probable; such as well might happen or be true (it is not likely that they will come; the most likely place is London; a likely story). 2 (foll. by to + infin.) to be reasonably expected (he is not likely to come now). 3… …   Useful english dictionary


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