bet dollars to doughnuts

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

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
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I will bet dollars to doughnuts that presidents past and present and well-connected members of Congress sold their financial portfolios days before the recession hit, then bought it back it for peanuts.
While we don't have any hard data, we'd bet dollars to doughnuts that many of those 42,000 work overtime in their present jobs.