against the odds


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against the odds

also against all odds
despite many difficulties The team battled against the odds and won the championship in the final weekend. He should be famous given what he accomplished against the odds.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of odds (the likelihood of success expressed as a comparison of two numbers)
See also: odds

against (all) the odds

  also against all odds
if you do or achieve something against all the odds, you do or achieve it although there were a lot of problems and you were not likely to succeed Against all the odds, she conceived her first child at the age of 56. He struggled against the odds to keep his business going during the recession.
See also: odds
References in classic literature ?
This remonstrance was made as the batteau arrived close to the place where the deer was struggling with the water, his back now rising to the surface, now sinking beneath it, as the waves curled from his neck, the animal still sustaining itself nobly against the odds,
There were nationwide street parties when Carlos Queiroz's side, against the odds, defeated South Korea in Ulsan last year, securing an unlikely passage to Brazil.
A Robbie Dale-inspired fightback almost saw 10-man Blyth Spartans earn a draw against the odds at free-scoring Worksop Town.
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The text Nursing Against the Odds, focuses on the conditions that affect the nurse who gives direct care to sick, ageing, chronically ill, and dying people, and on those who do the critical work of teaching and supporting nurses who provide that care.
Ben Igwe's Against the Odds has joined the growing body of Afro-diasporic fiction in which relationships are built around characters descended from old African American families and new African immigrants, thus giving rise to exciting new interpersonal conditions, and, sometimes, ambivalent and problematic situations.
Against The Odds is a major exhibition at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, near York.
I wish, against the odds, for a government that finally does something about global warming, and for all of us to do what we can about it in the little time there is left.
One of the true heroes for which Winston Churchill was to acknowledge with his famous declaration that never had "so many owed so much to so few", The Sky Suspended is the true life story of heroism, survival against the odds, and a remembering of so many that did not make it through--but to whom so much is owed to that generation of young men by all of the generations that follow.
But he employs his heightened other senses - kind of like the superhero Daredevil, only without the goofy costume and bad Ben Affleck performance, or Monk, only without Tony Shalhoub's Emmy Award - so he makes himself useful against the odds anyway.
AGAINST THE ODDS Camilla turns down his proposal, saying on reflection, things aren't really working out.
Anyone interested in a story of persistence against the odds will truly be inspired by Last Man Standing.
Loukianow's story is part of Against the Odds, a video highlighting the achievements of three Canadian women from diverse cultures and backgrounds who have founded successful businesses in the fields of science and technology.