One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the odds are that he is no longer alive’
likelihood, probability, chances, chance, balance
2‘the odds are in our favour’
advantage, lead, edge, superiority, supremacy, ascendancy
1‘he found himself at odds with his colleagues’
in conflict, in disagreement, on bad terms, at cross purposes, at loggerheads, quarrelling, arguing, clashing, at daggers drawn, at each other's throats, at outs, estranged
on the outs
2‘his behaviour is at odds with the interests of the company’
at variance, not in keeping, out of keeping, out of line, out of step, in opposition, conflicting, clashing, disagreeing, differing, contrary, incompatible, contradictory, inconsistent, irreconcilable, incongruous, discrepant
bits and pieces, bits and bobs, bits, pieces, stuff, paraphernalia, things
sundries, miscellanea, bric-a-brac, knick-knacks, oddments, fragments, remnants, scraps, offcuts, cuttings, snippets, leftovers, leavings, remains, flotsam and jetsam, debris, detritus, rubbish, litter
odds and sods, clobber, gubbins
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