odds are, the

The chances are, as in The odds are that they'll serve turkey for Thanksgiving. Replacing it is odds by the late 1600s, this phrase refers to betting.


Nearby words

  1. oddments,
  2. oddness,
  3. odds,
  4. odds and ends,
  5. odds and sods,
  6. odds-on,
  7. oddsbodikins,
  8. oddside,
  9. oddsmaker,
  10. ode

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