Definition of dollars to doughnuts in English:

dollars to doughnuts

phrase

North American
informal
  • Used to emphasize one's certainty:

    ‘I'd bet dollars to doughnuts he's a medical student’
    • ‘When the soap dries again, it is coated with a milky film, and I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that it will leave a huge helping of soap scum.’
    • ‘He'll use nicer-sounding words, but dollars to donuts that will be the message.’
    • ‘But those guys didn't go anywhere last year, and I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that he won't either.’
    • ‘I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that when the vendors are selected and the dust clears, those vendors will have the ability to interrelate the management of both legacy systems and what is coming down the pike in the future.’
    • ‘I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that we're going to see a pickup in jobs in the next few months.’
    • ‘As tuneful as the score is (it's dollars to doughnuts that at least one song will stick in your head for weeks), it's strictly second-tier stuff.’
    • ‘I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that we are going to see a pick-up in employment in 2004.’
    • ‘In fact, I'd lay dollars to donuts that he's the kind of guy who can get away with wearing one.’
    • ‘I would bet you dollars to doughnuts it will be appealed on an expedited basis.’
    • ‘I'm willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that they had more fun along the way.’