favorable chance

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Competition, by threatening to lessen their profits, had quickened their wits, roused their energies, and made them turn every favorable chance to the best advantage; so that, on assembling at their respective places of rendezvous, each company found itself in possession of a rich stock of peltries.
Rothschild; but as my motive in travelling to your capital would not have been for the pleasure of dabbling in stocks, I stayed away till some favorable chance should present itself of carrying my wish into execution.
Landau emphasizes that you should only apply for grants where you have a favorable chance of getting funding; he suggests aiming for opportunities where the odds of winning are more than 10-to-1.
Considering the amount of interest shown in the source tax bills and the number of co-sponsors on those bills, it would appear that at least one of the bills to limit or prohibit state taxation of a non-resident's pension income would have a favorable chance of being enacted.
Merkel enjoys favorable chances for an election victory next September although her current junior coalition partner, the Free Democrats (FDP), is lagging behind in support.