nine times out of ten

nine times out of ten

Fig. usually; almost always. Nine times out often people will choose coffee rather than tea.
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nine times out of ten

almost always When a company has to lay off workers, nine times out of ten women employees are the first to be fired.
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nine times out of ten

almost always Nine times out of ten when you're dreading an occasion it turns out to be perfectly all right.
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