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lay odds

Make a bet on terms favorable to the other party, as in I'll lay odds that it will rain before the week is out. [c. 1600] The closely related lay a wager means "make a bet," as in He laid a wager that Don would be late. [c. 1300]
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Still, it's caused no end of conversation this week: we lay odds on some sort of controversy emerging before the month is out, and probably sooner.
However, for the moment, Bet365 are happy to lay odds of 7-2 about the Londoners finishing outside the top four.
Andy Thompson, East Kilbride, said: "It's not rocket science - I'll lay odds Rangers won more penalties during the nine-in-a-row era when they enjoyed a prolonged spell of dominance, just as Celtic would have done under Jock Stein in the 60s and 70s.
The pair returned to the playground this week to trade insults and lay odds on the respective chances of their fighters should a date be agreed this summer.
He couldn't get any of them to lay odds, so he missed out.
Often though, I'm stopped short by sensational lighting displays which, I'd lay odds, are unique to North Wales.
I'd lay odds we have a Tom Jones somewhere in the Colne Valley although I would be more surprised to discover an Engelbert Humperdinck working in a garage in Denby Dale.
Meanwhile, in the wake of several scandals, a civilian auditor (Lucinda Jenney) is scouring the barn in search of corruption - Vic and company would probably lay odds on how long it'll take her to unearth something, except they're too busy trying to keep it all buried.
45pm on April 6, 2002, there would be few bookmakers willing to lay odds on what the majority of the nation will be doing for the next quarter of an hour.
February - Bookmakers Jack Brown lay odds on whether the new National Assembly building and the Wales Millennium Centre will ever be built.
Chelsea's last three fixtures in the section include tough trips to Roma and Bordeaux and that may explain why Betfred are willing to lay odds of 6-1 that they do not concede a goal during the group stage.
Very few, I'll bet - and I'll also lay odds the critics of Paul Le Guen will soon be silenced at Ibrox.
In a city where everything under the sun has a betting line attached, no one's ready to lay odds on saving the NBA season.
I'll lay odds that one pair who won't be together are Steve and Anita.