In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in betting)proporción en que se ofrece pagar una apuesta, que refleja las posibilidades de acierto de la mismabookmakers are giving / laying odds of ten to one — los corredores de apuestas están dando / ofreciendo diez contra uno
- I'll lay (you) odds of two to one it doesn't happen — te apuesto doble contra sencillo / dos a una a que no pasa
- But the odds of winning the jackpot on the lottery are still 1,000 times better, at one in nearly 14m.
- Malcolm confirms that the odds of winning big lottery and pokie payouts are ‘in the millions to one’.
- However, if you have the maximum £30,000 invested, the odds of winning the jackpot fall to around 1 in 770,000 per draw.
- Many people who play the lottery tend to forget about, or pay scant attention to, the odds of winning.
- He also liked the bookmaker's odds of 7/2 for nobody to win a Grand Slam this time around.
- NSW Lotteries said the odds of buying a single winning ticket in the $2 jackpot were one in 11.8 million.
- Ms Thompson said Mr Doran was ‘absolutely right’ to say that the odds of winning the jackpot were 14 million to one.
- You could have had odds of 3-1 from Ladbrookes on Tabby to win before the first live heat, but now those odds have shortened even more.
- But before gamblers get too excited, they should remember that the odds of winning the jackpot are nearly one in 14m.
- Bookmakers are offering odds of 500-1 that Rooney will receive a knighthood after his explosive Reds debut.
- As I explained in this article, the odds of winning the Jackpot are almost fourteen million to one.
- Bookmakers are quoting long odds of 16-1 on a Tory victory; but 5-1 on a hung parliament.
- No self-respecting gambler would play odds of 14 million to one.
- As illustrated by the odds ratios, the odds of rearrest for traditionally adjudicated offenders are two times those of drug court participants.
- Having opened at the prohibitive odds of 4/6 she was expected to enjoy a fairly comfortable success.
- Differences are reported as odds ratios and based on the statistic.
- Before play, bookmakers were quoting odds of 33-1 on Bangladesh and 1-500 Australia.
- At Stroud bookmakers in Hull he claimed to have won big money after staking £1.50 on an Irish Lottery game at incredible odds of 6,561-1.
- At odds of 16-1, and with White displaying splendid form throughout the first five days of action, it began to look like very prescient gambling.
- Use of the Whipple Bumper is expected to reduce the odds of a collision to one in ten.
2(likelihood, chances)probabilidades feminineposibilidades femininethe odds were heavily against her winning — tenía muy pocas probabilidades / posibilidades de ganar
- all the odds are in your favor — lo tienes todo a tu favor
- the odds are that … — lo más probable / seguro es que …
- to lengthen/shorten the odds — disminuir/aumentar las probabilidades
- this increases / shortens the odds of … — esto hace más probable que …
- the odds on him recovering were never good — nunca hubo muchas probabilidades de que se recuperase
- the pilot survived against (all) the odds — aunque parezca increíble, el piloto sobrevivió
- despite overwhelming odds — a pesar de tenerlo todo en contra
- One of my dazed wits tried to tell me the odds against this actually happening.
- But in a one-typesetter town, the odds are that the local type shop will offer mainly ITC faces.
- Finally, according to Freeman, the odds against all three of these statistical anomalies occurring together are 250 million to one.
- With what followed, the golfing odds may be against either claiming an unlikely victory today, but these were welcome returns to form nonetheless.
- I mentioned that the odds against him winning, according to Centrebet, were 46 to 1.
- Therefore, the odds are that most of them will take the chance of bringing it into court.
- Although the odds against creating such an effective organization to represent taxpaying interests seem steep, the numbers give hope.
- And when that happened the odds are that we would lose both the building and the local provision of services.
- Ms. Cohen herself acknowledges the odds against her.
- In another, the odds against chance were calculated to be 10 11 to 1.
- If this does not happen the odds are that the Mountmellick TD could be on his way out of Leinster House.
- If you are female, the odds are that you are more attractive than you think, so try flirting with some better-looking men.
- Consequently, if you do not already manage someone who is handicapped, the odds are increasing that some day you will.
- But the odds are that hostility will get even worse.
- But to take this route as an author of creative fiction would seem to be the clearest way to stack the odds against the novel's success.
- It will cost a lot of money, and the odds are that it won't work, right?
- To say we've beaten the odds against success is an understatement.
- But if a paper decides to run an article like this, the odds are that it will actually hit the streets, with punishment coming after the fact.
- But odds are that it won't undo all of today's rain-induced vulnerability.
- It is a story of determination over great odds, strokes of luck and relentless love.
3British informal(difference)it makes no odds (to me) — no (me) importa
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