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chances are

the likelihood is (followed by a clause stating what is likely). Chances are that she would have been late even if she had left on time.
See also: chance
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When the switch is pressed on your handset and the transmitter won't key, chances are good that you have a problem in one of these three areas:
Chances are the problem is a burned-up circuit card.
When these words are heard, chances are good that you have a problem in one of these three areas:
But considering that the nine gold medals went to Paul Gonzales, Steve McCrory, Meldrick Taylor, Pernell Whitaker, Jerry Page, Mark Breland, Frank Tate, Henry Tillman and Tyrell Biggs, chances are solid that the U.
In addition to doing field research I listen to dealers and customers, and if there is a problem, chances are I am already aware.
Conversely, at 50 mph the survival chances are 31-1 in your favor.