put money on somebody/something

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 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.
See also: money, on, put

put money (or put your money) on

1 place a bet on something. 2 have confidence in the truth or success of something.
See also: money, on, put

put (your) ˈmoney on somebody/something


1 bet that a horse, dog, etc. will win a race: He put his money on Second Wind for the 3.30.
2 (informal) be certain that somebody will do something, or that something will happen: I’d put money on him passing that exam.I wouldn’t put any money on that car lasting much longer.
See also: money, on, put, somebody, something

put money on

Sports & Games
To place a bet on.
See also: money, on, put