- 1The ratio between the amounts staked by the parties to a bet, based on the expected probability either way: the bookies are offering odds of 8-1 it is possible for the race to be won at very long oddsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- At odds of 16-1, and with White displaying splendid form throughout the first five days of action, it began to look like very prescient gambling.
- Use of the Whipple Bumper is expected to reduce the odds of a collision to one in ten.
- As illustrated by the odds ratios, the odds of rearrest for traditionally adjudicated offenders are two times those of drug court participants.
- 1.1 (usually the odds) The chances or likelihood of something happening or being the case: the odds are that he is no longer alive the odds against this ever happening are highMás ejemplos en oraciones
the likelihood is, the probability is, chances are, there's a good chance
- In another, the odds against chance were calculated to be 10 11 to 1.
- If this does not happen the odds are that the Mountmellick TD could be on his way out of Leinster House.
- And when that happened the odds are that we would lose both the building and the local provision of services.
- 1.2 (usually the odds) Superiority in strength, power, or resources; advantage: she clung to the lead against all the odds the odds were overwhelmingly in favor of the banks rather than the customerMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He chose Duan Qirui, who thus, on 24 November 1924, came back to power against all the odds.
- Fair play to them both, they took on what was a mountainous challenge and now against all the odds have emerged victorious.
- Against all the odds Keble extended their lead to 17-3 and, despite a mini-revival from Brasenose they held on to this advantage at half time.
- In conflict or at variance: his behavior is at odds with the interests of the companyMás ejemplos en oraciones
- But conflict resolution in recent decades is at odds with the principled approach.
- She had felt different and increasingly at odds with her family, in particular her mother Fanny.
- That guidance is clearly different from and at odds with the 1972 decision letter.
by all odds
- North American Certainly; by far.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- By 8: 15 in the morning, when Bob had deposited the last of his magazines on the departmental porter's desk for mailing, he should by all odds have been tired.
- Of course, by all odds he should be dead, but he isn't.
lay (or give) odds
- Offer a bet with odds favorable to the other bettor.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- There has been an average of four Irish-trained winners over the last ten years and bookmaker Paddy Power is giving odds of 7-2 on this happening again.
- Paddy Power Bookmakers is presently laying odds of 25/1 against Vintage Tipple winning the Arc.
- Since he was now a chess god, he could only find games for money if he gave odds.
- Be very sure about something: I’d lay odds that the person responsible is an insiderMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I would lay odds that it will begin in the next 48 hours.
- One phrase we'll lay odds on you will hear tonight is flip-flop.
- And I'll lay odds that it has something to do with the grand opening of the fishery on Saturday.
- Offer a bet with odds unfavorable to the other bettor.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- It's therefore worth investigating, in practical terms, how much difference taking odds really makes.
- One simply lays or takes odds on the team he expects to win the game.
- There are bookmakers already taking odds that Mr. Lewis, like Muhammad Ali in 1979, will soon retire from this retirement and be back in the ring.
early 16th century: apparently the plural of the obsolete noun odd 'odd number or odd person'.