①If you clout someone, you hit them.【v/n.打;击】
②A person or institution that has clout has influence and power.【n.影响力;权势】
①The officer clouted her on the head.
②If the photocopier stops working just give it a clout.
③The two firms wield enormous clout in financial markets.
④The problem, for those who love freedom, is that the young lack political clout.
on the off-chance
If you do something on the off-chance, you do it because you hope that it will succeed, although you think that this is unlikely.
①He had taken a flight to Paris on the off-chance that he might be able to meet Francesca.
②An American visitor who had turned up on the off-chance of catching a glimpse of the princess.
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