against all odds


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against all odds

despite very low probability; in a most unlikely way. Against all odds, she managed to win the trophy.
See also: all, odds

against all odds

In spite of seeming very unlikely, as in Against all odds we had a snowstorm in early May, or Against all odds the slower team won. This transfer of a betting term to general usage occurred about 1900.
See also: all, odds
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