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bank on

Definition of bank on in English:

Rely on confidently: the prime minister cannot bank on their support
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  • Microsoft no doubt knows this, but is presumably banking on most users going along with the process, as they've tended to do in the past.
  • This means taking measures that do not bank on doctoring figures and introducing cosmetic measures, as was done in the case of poverty reduction figures.
  • Red Hat and Mandrake are clearly banking on support contracts and installations of their advanced server products to generate revenue.
rely on, depend on, count on, place reliance on, bargain on, plan on, reckon on, calculate on, presume on;
anticipate, expect, pin one's hopes on, hope for, take for granted, take as read, take on trust;
be confident of, have (every) confidence in, place (one's) confidence in, be sure of, pin one's faith on, trust in
North American informalfigure on
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