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even money

Equal odds or likelihood of some outcome or event happening or not. Taken from a gambling wager of 1:1, in which the bettor stands to win or lose equal amounts of money on the outcome. I've been training all year, but my opponent is exceptionally tough, so I'd say it's even money as to who will win. The rail system is so poor here that it's usually even money whether the train will arrive or not.
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even money

Equal odds that something will occur, as in It's even money that he'll get the contract. The term comes from gambling, where it signifies equal odds in a bet. [Late 1800s]
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Liverpool start as Ladbrokes' even money favourites to extend their good run against Chelsea (they've lost only one of the pair's last seven duels), whereas Jose Mourinho, who might be tempted to field a 'ghost' team, sees his side quoted at 14/5 (Paddy Power) to register a maximum haul.
He said: "I wouldn't say it was months in the planning, weeks maybe - but it was polished after reading Even Money.
Even Money centres on bookie Ned Talbot, whose parents, he had been told, died in a car crash when he was a baby.
This looks like a Baggies banker and punters searching for value may fancy the look of VCBet's even money for them to hold the lead at the end of both halves, or else Premierbet's 6/1, chalked against a 2-0 home success.
Murray, 7-4 to beat Henman when they meet for the first time in a tournament, is also an even money chance to become British number one for the first time in 2007; 9-4 to take over in 2006; 9-2 in 2008; and 16-1 to never achieve it
Even money that well-meaning tourists spent in Cuba would end up mostly in the government's hands, and would therefore support the corrupt regime rather than helping the Cuban people.
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Tally Ho Shimmer is drawn in trap four of the six finalists and expected to be an even money chance for the pounds 8,000 prize.
FAROE ISLANDS coachHENRIK LARSEN says SCOTLAND have no more than an even money chance of finishing in the top two in their Euro 2004 qualifying group.
Punters can also bet on a wet Christmas at 8/11 and a dry one for even money.
In 1998, I would have bet even money that we were right.
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com offering even money about the Wimbledon finalist winning a medal.
At even money (Coral) Argentina are short but we can't see past them.
Punters will recall that the Sky Blues lost 2-1 in the corresponding fixture last term and Preston's strength on their own turf ensures that they kick off as Coral's even money favourites tomorrow, while City are offered at 7/2 by bet365.