against all odds
In spite of seeming very unlikely, as in Against all odds we had a snowstorm in early May, or Against all odds the slower team won. This transfer of a betting term to general usage occurred about 1900.
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But along with the cartoon funk is an all-too-real story of police brutality embodied by a horde of evil Pigs.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
To his critics, he explained—sometimes at painful length—his reasoning against it.
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.
This is a blow against freedom of speech, we were told, by the likes of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Beginners must be warned against mistaking the edges of cells, or particles which have retained the red stain, for bacilli.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
He leant against the wall of his refuge, notwithstanding this boast, and licked the ice to moisten his parched lips.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne