Definition of don't (or I wouldn't) bet on it in English:

don't (or I wouldn't) bet on it

phrase

informal
  • Used to express doubt about something.

    ‘he may be a suitable companion—but don't bet on it’
    • ‘But, as he stood up and adjusted his blue T-shirt before leaving for Paris last week, he said: ‘Just don't bet on it happening any day soon.’’
    • ‘All could still come true before December 31, but don't bet on it.’
    • ‘I know the industry will try to say this too shall pass, but don't bet on it.’
    • ‘There may have been an incumbent with a shorter tenure in such a position, but don't bet on it.’
    • ‘Any older or younger and you may get away with a rental, but don't bet on it.’
    • ‘If I've completed my tax forms correctly - and I wouldn't bet on it - I'm owed 60 odd dollars in state income tax (having taxable income of under $10,000) and over eighteen hundred in federal income tax.’
    • ‘The DA said this boy won't raise a civil case, but don't bet on it.’
    • ‘It clearly hopes to be rewarded with a new start in relations with Washington, but don't bet on it.’
    • ‘It would obviously be nice to play a few holes and get a bit of a walk-out, but in the current focused mood in the Scotland camp, I wouldn't bet on it!’
    • ‘That may change when the new bank ‘switching’ code comes into effect next week - but don't bet on it.’
    • ‘But don't bet on it because I've been watching from the beginning and I'm still not sure what's going on.’
    • ‘Many are now predicting the end for Sonia, but I wouldn't bet on it.’
    • ‘But I wouldn't bet on it if I was the managing director.’
    • ‘It's possible that they like each other, though I wouldn't bet on it.’
    • ‘Hopefully this week will be a touch more subdued, although I wouldn't bet on it…’
    • ‘I sincerely hope that we do not have problems with our power supplies this winter, but I wouldn't bet on it.’
    • ‘That might be a coincidence, but I wouldn't bet on it.’
    • ‘This may reflect in a willingness to pay higher prices, although I wouldn't bet on it.’
    • ‘I hope they wouldn't have closed it without confirming, but I wouldn't bet on it.’
    • ‘I hope Margaret's happiness lasts, though I wouldn't bet on it.’