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hardly likely

This page is about the collocation hardly likely

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

very unlikely or very improbable

For example

  • We could win, but it's hardly likely with so many of our players out injured.

  • I still smoke, so living to be a hundred is hardly likely.

Quick Quiz

If something's hardly likely, it's

a. very likely to happen

b. quite likely to happen

c. not very likely to happen

Contributor: Matt Errey