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give odds

1. To offer a bet with favorable odds to the bettor (as by a bookmaker). Bookmakers are giving odds that the company's new smartphone outsells its competitors 2:1.
2. To be completely sure of something. I'll give odds that Jeremy tries to skip out on paying me back for dinner.
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After all, didn't they give odds of 40-1 last February of Roeder taking over as manager of United on a permanent basis?
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And despite all of the Olympic team's achievements, it would be a brave bookie who would give odds against Lewis Hamilton walking away with this year's trophy after the heart - stopping, last - lap grand prix victory which made him Formula OneWorld Champion, by just a single point.
YOU can tell F1's in trouble when bookies refuse to give odds on Michael Schumacher setting a new record for the number of Grand Prix victories.
Graham would give odds of 66-1 on it being love-rat Ray Langton
We will always give odds on someone who is in the squad.