what are the odds

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what are the odds

1. How likely do you think it is that (something will happen or something is the case)? That new intern is a nightmare. What are the odds she screws up another order? I hear we're supposed to get over two feet of snow. What are the odds of them canceling school tomorrow, do you reckon?
2. That is or was incredible; that is or was extremely unlikely. Wow, I just won money on a scratch card for the third time in a row! What are the odds? And then it turned out that our dads sat next to each other in a class in college. What are the odds?
See also: odds, what

what's the odds?

what does it matter? informal

what’s the ˈodds?

(British English, informal) what difference does it make?; what does it matter?: Work this weekend or next weekend? What’s the odds? You get the same money.