the cards are stacked in (someone's or something's) favor

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the cards are stacked in (someone's or something's) favor

Someone or something is very likely to be successful due to some existing circumstances, conditions, or obstacles that will aid or benefit someone or something. The cards were stacked in the film's favor—an all-star cast, a huge budget, and a great marketing campaign—but it turned out to be one of the biggest flops in the history of the industry. I'd be surprised if she doesn't get the job. With all her connections and experience, the cards are stacked in her favor.
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