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odds-on

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishodds-onˌodds-ˈon adjective 🔊 🔊 1 odds-on favourite2 British English informalHAPPEN very likelyit’s odds on (that) 🔊 It’s odds on that she won’t come.be odds-on to do something 🔊 They must have felt they were odds-on to win.
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odds-onThe media regarded Gorbachev as the odds-on favorite to dethrone the old champ.Personally, I was excited at the prospect of participating in a real blood-and-guts battle against a prohibitive odds-on favorite.Laing built the original centre 10 years ago and is odds-on to carry out the work if the scheme gets the nod.But Schuey was in top form and the triple world beater always looked odds-on to score his fifth win on the trot.be odds-on to do somethingLaing built the original centre 10 years ago and is odds-on to carry out the work if the scheme gets the nod.Unsurprisingly, Rugby missed their putt, falling behind when they must have felt they were odds-on to go ahead.
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