(the) odds are against (something)

(the) odds are against (something)

It is very unlikely or improbable that (something is the case or will happen). I'm really happy that we've been nominated, but, if I'm being honest, the odds are against us winning. Odds are against a bipartisan deal, but many are remaining hopeful going into the vote.
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the odds are aˈgainst something/somebody doing something

something is very unlikely: The odds are against them winning, I’m afraid.The odds are against her because she’s less experienced than the other applicants.
See also: odds, somebody, something
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