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CAE Collocations: POSSIBILITY & SUCCESS

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strong
There's a heavy/hard/strong/tough possibility I'll get a pay rise in January.
slightest
He hasn't got the fairest/slightest/longest/thinnest chance of winning the election. He's far too unpopular.
every
There is every/each/all/very likelihood that the government will introduce the measures this year.
stand
There were far more of them than us. We didn't stand/face/hold/keep a chance against them.
tears
She was clearly rather worried and seemed close to edge/nerves/tension/tears.
pleased
I'm elated/delighted/pleased/anxious to meet you at last, Mr Wood. Let me take your bag.
enjoyed
The young singer fulfilled/enjoyed/was/became overnight success last year when her debut single 'Burning Ambition' reached number 1.
rose
He had never acted before, but he rose/arose/aroused/raised to the challenge and gave a very convincing performance.
lifelong
At 85 she says she's unlikely to realize her resounding/longing/lifelong/overall ambition of learning to rap.
light
Snacks and easy/loose/light/full refreshments are available in the lounge area.
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