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The odds of getting hit by a falling satellite are very small.
The odds are they won’t succeed.
The odds were always in favour of a South African victory.
The odds were stacked against him, but he never gave up.
What are the odds Jim will show up this time?
I didn’t bet on the horse because I didn’t like the odds.
They’re giving odds of 5–1 against a knockout in the first round.
Left alone, they were fighting against overwhelming odds.
Against all the odds, we won our case on appeal.
She continued to find herself at odds with the chairman.
This statement is completely at odds with what was said last week.
You can come if you like. It makes no odds to me.
The club will not pay over the odds to retain his services.
They charge way over the odds for wine by the glass.
We’ll miss the bus, but what’s the odds? There’s another at 10.00.
This is the British English definition of odds. View American English definition of odds.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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