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Definition of "odds-on" []

  • Informal More likely than others to win; having a good chance of success: "I was the odds-on favorite to become the next president of the Ford Motor Company” ( Lee Iacocca). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "odds-on" in a sentence
  • "Ipsos pollster Cliff Young said rising gasoline prices are taking their toll but they probably did not present a long-term problem for Obama, who he called the odds-on favorite."
  • "Surely it must now be odds-on that ear plugs will have to be declared at some point, as is already done with blinkers, visors, tonguestraps and cheekpieces."
  • "And correspondent Wyatt Cenac reported live from Heaven on which Republican was the odds-on favorite to receive the "coveted God endorsement.""
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