Definition of odds-on in US English:



  • (especially of a horse) rated as most likely to win.

    ‘the odds-on favorite’
    • ‘The formbook suggests it is a one horse race with the Worth Valley side odds-on favourites.’
    • ‘It was the first open win of the season for the Oxenholme-based four-year-old and odds-on favourite Sunny Bay was third.’
    • ‘Crosby is a 15-year-old phenom from Nova Scotia who is the odds-on favourite to be the first overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft.’
    • ‘Howard Dean looks to be the odds-on favorite to lead the party.’
    • ‘Obviously, Gephardt would be the odds-on favorite in Iowa.’
    • ‘Spending $10 million to clobber Riordan, Davis is definitely got to be the odds-on favorite.’
    • ‘They have to be the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl now.’
    • ‘Redwood Style at 4/5 was the surprise odds-on favourite for the sixth race over 575 yards.’
    • ‘Well, Germany is the odds-on favorite to win tomorrow's World Cup Quarter Final in Seoul, but an ambitious American team feels it has nothing to lose.’
    • ‘I mean, I don't see any clear, odds-on favorite.’
    • ‘Despite his team's late start, the 22-year-old driver from Kilgore, Texas, is the odds-on favorite to win the national championship.’
    • ‘Mutharika is seen as the odds-on favourite to win the presidency, mainly because the opposition has been unable to unite behind a single candidate.’
    • ‘Alas, there's a slight complication: despite being Martin's odds-on favourite, Johnny hasn't won the nomination yet.’
    • ‘At 75 years old, Harry was still the odds-on favorite to win the tournaments at the Obelisk.’
    • ‘The team is perched atop the Pacific International Junior Hockey League standings and odds-on favourites to repeat as playoff champions.’
    • ‘Don't count the dark horses out of the race - remember that O'Connor herself was not the odds-on favorite 24 years ago.’
    • ‘Environmental studies is the odds-on favourite to be the next to go, likely to Elmira - that paragon of clean water.’
    • ‘They came to Portlaoise as odds-on favourites to win and had to produce the goods.’
    • ‘Shandi's the odds-on favorite and Yoanna's the dark horse.’
    • ‘The six-year-old finished second behind odds-on favourite October Mist, trained by Mary Reveley, at Wetherby earlier this month.’



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