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Also, put one's money on. Bet on; also, consider likely or nearly certain, expect. For example, Jean put her money on Contender but the horse came in last, or I'm sure the President will speak to the crowd; I'd put money on it. This idiom was first recorded in 1931.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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