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bet you dollars to donuts

I assure you (that something will happen, with so much confidence that I would bet money against something less valuable). I lost my umbrella, so I bet you dollars to donuts that it rains tomorrow! Oh, I bet you dollars to donuts that Kevin will be late tonight—he's never on time!
See also: bet, dollar, donut

dollars to doughnuts

I assure you (that something will happen, with so much confidence that I would bet money against something less valuable). I lost my umbrella. Dollars to donuts it rains tomorrow! Dollars to donuts that Kevin will be late tonight—he's never on time.
See also: dollar, doughnut

be dollars to doughnuts that (something happens)

To be assured or certain to happen. (The idea is that one is so confident in a particular outcome that they would bet money against something less valuable). It's dollars to donuts that Kevin will be late tonight—he's never on time.
See also: dollar, doughnut, that

bet someone dollars to doughnuts

Fig. to bet something of value against something worth considerably less. I bet you dollars to doughnuts that she is on time. He bet me dollars to doughnuts that it would snow today.
See also: bet, dollar, doughnut

dollars to doughnuts, it's

It's a virtual certainty, as in It's dollars to doughnuts that the team will make the playoffs. This metaphoric term pits dollars against doughnuts as in a bet. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: dollar

dollars to doughnuts

AMERICAN
If you say that it is dollars to doughnuts that something will happen, you mean that you are certain it will happen. Note: `Doughnuts' is sometimes spelled `donuts' in this expression. It's dollars to doughnuts that the bank of the future will charge more for its services. Well, I'll bet you, Alex, almost dollars to donuts that I'll wake up at 3am, as I do every morning now.
See also: dollar, doughnut

be dollars to doughnuts that

be a certainty that. North American informal
1936 James Curtis The Gilt Kid If he were seen it was dollars to doughnuts that he would be arrested.
See also: dollar, doughnut, that

bet someone dollars to doughnuts

tv. to bet something of value against something worth considerably less. I bet you dollars to doughnuts that she is on time.
See also: bet, dollar, doughnut, someone

blow one’s doughnuts

and lose one’s doughnuts (...ˈdonəts)
tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. The stuff was so vile, I thought I would blow my doughnuts. I felt better after I lost my doughnuts.
See also: blow, doughnut

lose one’s doughnuts

verb
See also: doughnut, lose

dollars to doughnuts

Stakes for a bet on a certain outcome. In the days when a dollar was worth more than it is now and a doughnut cost considerably less, someone who was reasonably sure that an event would happen might preface his comment with “Dollars to doughnuts . . .” as in “Dollars to doughnuts, it'll rain before nightfall.”
See also: dollar, doughnut
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Everyone loves comfort food, and the doughnut is a comfort food," the general secretary of the Salvation Army, Greater New York Division told the New York Daily News.
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