odds-on


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odds-on

1. Very likely or probable. Judging by the FBI's activity around the building, it seemed odds-on that an arrest would be made soon. It's odds-on at this point that we'll have to liquidate the company.
2. Most favored to win in a race. (Used almost exclusively in the phrase "odds-on favorite.") As usual, Man o' War is the odds-on favorite to win. I'd say no other horse really stands a chance. Who do you think is the odds-on favorite to win the World Cup?

odds-on

mod. having to do with the thing or person favored to win. My horse is an odds-on favorite to win.