shout the odds

shout the odds

Shouting angrily, menacingly, or argumentatively. The whole debate consisted of the candidates shaking their fists and shouting the odds—there was very little actual debate at all.
See also: odds, shout

shout the odds

talk loudly and in an opinionated way.
See also: odds, shout
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The performance pleased the new Boro boss, but he still refused to shout the odds about promotion this season.
I've already met the Transport Minister to shout the odds for inclusion of the Ebbw Vale to Cardiff line.
As the youngest of three brothers growing up in a North Wales village between Caernarfon and Porthmadog, Fon Williams was invariably under orders to play in goal and not inclined to shout the odds.
Having seen their season collapse after a bright start 12 months ago, Sunderland's players have been understandably reluctant to shout the odds this time - until now.
That said, it is easier to shout the odds from the Opposition benches.
I'd like one of these morons to explain how they can shout the odds against Catholics when they support a team that has a good number of them on the park.
Still as woe-begone about the state of on-course bookmaking - "it's in a terrible state, everyone just uses the exchanges nowadays" - as when he began to sell his pitches over six years ago, Fletcher is not sure why he's taking the plunge again, except that after more than 25 years in the game he can't resist the temptation to get up and shout the odds.
FLYING THE FLAG: Garry O'Connor and Chris Paterson hope to shout the odds for Scotland this weekend
Even if I do not touch the ball very much, I can use my voice to organise and shout the odds.
I know Robson would have been furious if his predecessor Ruud Gullit had started to shout the odds about Newcastle United after he had left St James' Park.
On the surface it's not hard to miss the shaven-headed, 6ft 3in, 18st-plus former K1 champion kickboxer, but the polite, quietly-spoken 35-year-old doesn't shout the odds.
But, so far, Birmingham has no famous names to shout the odds in its favour.
Hundreds of people gathered in the Pageant Gardens, Castle Street, to watch more than a dozen criers shout the odds in the Warwick Court Leet contest.
Froome, who lives 20 minutes along the coast in Monaco, was in no mood to shout the odds after observing a minute's silence in his Yellow Jersey during the subdued poststage formalities.
I am delighted that - finally - the likes of Barry Hills, who trained the winner of the Betfred Sprint Cup yesterday, and Hughie Morrison have started to shout the odds, and I hope the momentum continues against this uniform policy of overwatering.