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law of averages

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Definition of law of averages in English:

noun

The supposed principle that future events are likely to turn out so that they balance any past deviation from a presumed average: the law of averages suggests it is Arsenal’s turn to beat their neighbours
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  • Perhaps, but it'll more likely be the law of averages, a destiny thing, a twist of fate.
  • If they did it once, the law of averages most likely would favor them doing it a second time.
  • Above all, though, first round day is when the law of averages is more likely to favour lower pedigree opposition maintaining the FA Cup's shock factor.

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