nine times out of ten

nine times out of ten

Almost every time. Nine times out of ten, I can count on getting stopped at this red light. A: "Do people always pay extra to get the combo meal?" B: "Nine times out of ten."
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nine times out of ten

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