Definition of not a hope in English:

not a hope

(also not a hope in hell)

phrase

informal
  • No chance at all.

    • ‘the party hasn't a hope of getting an overall majority’
    • ‘this team doesn't have a hope in hell of making the playoffs’
    • ‘Almost crushed by the label of the tour's greatest choker, she has been written off by her critics and supporters alike -a lovely woman but not a hope of winning an important title.’
    • ‘Apparently the lads have been practising in my absence and now think they are pretty handy - good luck boys, not a hope.’