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bet you dollars to donuts

I assure you (that something will happen, with so much confidence that I would bet money against something less valuable). I lost my umbrella, so I bet you dollars to donuts that it rains tomorrow! Oh, I bet you dollars to donuts that Kevin will be late tonight—he's never on time!
See also: bet, dollar, donut

dollars to doughnuts

I assure you (that something will happen, with so much confidence that I would bet money against something less valuable). I lost my umbrella. Dollars to donuts it rains tomorrow! Dollars to donuts that Kevin will be late tonight—he's never on time.
See also: dollar, doughnut

be dollars to doughnuts that (something happens)

To be assured or certain to happen. (The idea is that one is so confident in a particular outcome that they would bet money against something less valuable). It's dollars to donuts that Kevin will be late tonight—he's never on time.
See also: dollar, doughnut, that

dollars to doughnuts

AMERICAN
If you say that it is dollars to doughnuts that something will happen, you mean that you are certain it will happen. Note: `Doughnuts' is sometimes spelled `donuts' in this expression. It's dollars to doughnuts that the bank of the future will charge more for its services. Well, I'll bet you, Alex, almost dollars to donuts that I'll wake up at 3am, as I do every morning now.
See also: dollar, doughnut

dollars to doughnuts

Stakes for a bet on a certain outcome. In the days when a dollar was worth more than it is now and a doughnut cost considerably less, someone who was reasonably sure that an event would happen might preface his comment with “Dollars to doughnuts . . .” as in “Dollars to doughnuts, it'll rain before nightfall.”
See also: dollar, doughnut
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