safe bet

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safe bet

1. Something that is certain to occur. Based on his grades, it's a pretty safe bet that Harry won't be able to graduate on time.
2. A person or thing that is certain to be good or successful. The department felt that she was a safe bet for the account manager position.
See also: bet, safe
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They probably heard the final score from Visalia, but it's a safe bet the JetHawks were unaware how the Modesto A's had lost.
It's also a safe bet to say the current crop of A's would not have as good a record if La Russa, who often made it difficult for inexperienced players, had stayed.