odds-on
adjective Date: 1890 1. having or viewed as having a better than even chance to win <
the odds-on favorite
>
2. not involving much risk ; pretty sure <
an odds-on bet
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • odds-on — adjective INFORMAL very likely: it is odds on (that): It s odds on that Gerry will miss the meeting again. be odds on to do something: Pearson is odds on to play his last game on Saturday. the odds on favorite the person or animal that people… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • odds-on — UK US adjective ► thought most likely to happen, succeed, or do a particular thing: odds on to do sth »He is odds on to serve another term as president of the Commission. odds on for sth »Next month looks odds on for a further rise in interest… …   Financial and business terms

  • odds-on — adj 1.) odds on favourite the person, horse etc that is most likely to win a race or other competition 2.) BrE informal very likely it s odds on (that) ▪ It s odds on that she won t come. be odds on to do sth ▪ They must have felt they were odds… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Odds On —   First edition cover Author(s) …   Wikipedia

  • odds-on — odds′ on′ adj. being the one more or most likely to attain or achieve something: the odds on favorite[/ex] • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • odds-on — [ädz′än′] adj. having better, often much better, than an even chance of winning [an odds on favorite] …   English World dictionary

  • odds-on — Odds of less than even money. This a bet where you have to outlay more than you win. For example if a horse is two to one Odds On, you have to outlay two dollars to win one dollar and your total collect if the horse wins is three dollars. That is …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • odds-on — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (especially of a horse) rated at evens or less to win. 2) very likely to happen or succeed …   English terms dictionary

  • odds-on — adjective having a better than even chance of success the odds on favorite • Similar to: ↑unequal * * * I. ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: odds + on, adverb 1. a. : that is more lik …   Useful english dictionary

  • odds-on — /ˈɒdz ɒn / (say odz on) adjective 1. (of a bet) wagered at odds of less than one to one; less than even money: Rainbow was the odds on favourite. –phrase Also, be odds on. 2. be odds on, Colloquial to be extremely likely: it s odds on I ll be… …   Australian English dictionary

  • odds-on — UK / US adjective informal very likely it is odds on (that): It s odds on that Gerry ll miss the meeting again. be odds on to do something: Pearson is odds on to play against Manchester United on Saturday. • the odds on favourite …   English dictionary

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