By chance

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Definition

by chance: accidentally, unexpectedly, coincidentally
idiom
You wouldn't by chance have two ten dollar bills, would you? I don't expect that you have any money but maybe you do.
I met her in the street by chance. I didn't expect to see her today but there she was.

Examples

  • "Philip : Excuse me, lady, are you Australian by any chance?"

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