put money on


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put one's money on someone or something

 (to do something)
1. Fig. to bet money that someone or something will accomplish something. I put my money on the favorite to win the race. Donna put her money on the winning horse.
2. Fig. to predict the outcome of an event involving someone or something. (This is not a wager.) I put my money on Bob to get elected this time. Alice put her money on the most popular candidate.
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put your money on somebody/something

to believe that someone will do something or something will happen 'Who do you reckon will get the job, then?' 'I'd put my money on Val.' I'd put my money on Zola leaving Chelsea within the next two years.
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put money on

Also, put one's money on. Bet on; also, consider likely or nearly certain, expect. For example, Jean put her money on Contender but the horse came in last, or I'm sure the President will speak to the crowd; I'd put money on it. This idiom was first recorded in 1931.
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put money on

Sports & Games
To place a bet on.
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