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safe bet

Syllabification: safe bet

Definition of safe bet in English:

noun

1A bet that is certain to succeed.
Example sentences
  • They're the Treasury bonds of the high-roller restaurant world, the culinary equivalent of a safe bet.
  • As for stocks, he's sticking to relatively safe bets like Mexican cement maker Cemex, which operates globally, and San Miguel Corp., Philippine beverage company.
  • In North America, the majors' choke-hold on the market and radio, and their fear of anything but safe bets means they are throttling themselves into irrelevance.
1.1A thing in which confidence can be placed regarding a future outcome: it is a safe bet that the current owners will not sell
More example sentences
  • It is a safe bet that the Kerry campaign would rather have not seen the story-line that a presidential candidate angers his hometown folks.
  • It is a safe bet that the decision in Mahjoub's case will make Canada an even more attractive destination for terrorists.
  • It is a safe bet that New Labour views the countryside with as much bemused disdain as it did in 1997-except now, they cannot say it.

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