Definition of shout the odds in English:

shout the odds


  • Talk in a loud and opinionated way.

    ‘she could have done a bit of homework before shouting the odds’
    • ‘With only six games left, he can no longer resist the chance to influence the game directly rather than shouting the odds from the touchline.’
    • ‘While he was shouting the odds I recalled my own sour mood this morning having seen the BBC TV Breakfast News.’
    • ‘This direct approach is far healthier than acting like a martyr or shouting the odds.’
    • ‘Again, we'll have our vocal minority shouting the odds about the disrespect accorded to African leaders.’
    • ‘I haven't seen him shout the odds against a South African side for quite some time.’
    • ‘While I'm pleased about that, I now realise that it was wrong to lure them here under false pretences by losing my temper and shouting the odds all over the place.’
    • ‘Bravado is all very well, but when it costs you a place in history, it's worth thinking twice before you shout the odds to all and sundry.’
    • ‘When mayor Nomaindia Mfeketo invited public participation in formulation of the city budget, she didn't mean that citizens should shout the odds from the public gallery.’
    • ‘He could have done a bit of homework before shouting the odds.’
    • ‘Perhaps rather than shouting the odds, we should be willing to help and encourage those who want to quit.’