He had bet on real estate for decades and been breathtakingly successful.
Penna and others noticed that his bets during the match often were bigger than his bet on the match as a whole.
What do you want to bet that all three networks dispatch their anchors to South Bend on May 17, making it a four-ring circus.
I bet it comes up in the debate [Monday] as a question of Obama ethics.
At a dinner party, the woman next to Cal tried to engage in conversation by bringing up a bet she had made.
I'll bet he wa'n't sorry when Sadie shows up on deck and waves for us to come on.
I'll bet they don't get through the first case; I'll bet it's a cry.
bet almost sang as she accompanied Jenny through the Warrington streets.
Well, I bet it was—cause she jes' went by here a-sparklin'!'
Before we could reply he said: “I bet you are the two boys from the Aven.”
1590s, as both a verb and noun, in the argot of petty criminals, of unknown origin; probably a shortening of abet or else from obsolete beet "to make good," from Old English bætan "make better, arouse, stimulate," from Proto-Germanic *baitjanan, in which case the verb would be the original. The original notion is perhaps "to improve" a contest by wagering on it, or it is from the "bait" sense in abet. Used since 1852 in various American English slang assertions (cf. you bet "be assured," 1857). Related: Betting.