One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Offer a bet with odds unfavourable to the other better.‘you might be tempted to take odds on a dead heat’
- ‘There are bookmakers already taking odds that Mr. Lewis, like Muhammad Ali in 1979, will soon retire from this retirement and be back in the ring.’
- ‘This being British, male and British-made, most members would be happy taking odds on the fastest of two snowflakes.’
- ‘One simply lays or takes odds on the team he expects to win the game.’
- ‘It's therefore worth investigating, in practical terms, how much difference taking odds really makes.’
- ‘The punter took odds of 20-1 on Irish horse Davids Lad for next month's race at Aintree.’
- ‘The Council say it will take a year but I wouldn't take odds on this, bearing in mind, for instance, Eastbrook Hall or Rawson Market.’
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