ten to one

ten to one

It is extremely likely that. No one knows for sure how they're going to deal with these sales issues, but ten to one it's the employees who have to suffer the cost.
See also: one, ten

ˌten to ˈone...

it is very likely that...; very probably: Ten to one they’ll never find out who did it anyway.
See also: ten
References in classic literature ?
Why, ten to one, such was her infatuation, he would fail.
That swing of the shoulders that had frozen the timid when he was but a lad had increased with his growth and education at the ratio of ten to one.
Ten to one, on her opening communications with the son as she opened them with the father.
Ten to one, you would have thought him a tasteless, indiscreet, methodistical man.
Ten to one most of the small shopkeepers in their vicinity saw nothing at all in them.
Besides, the chances were ten to one in my favour that they would none of them quit their own fastnesses.
Knowing that they outnumbered us ten to one, they took none of their usual cowardly precautions, but dashed upon us at a gallop, firing and yelling.
He did not know what he was talking of, I dare say; ten to one but he was light-headed at the time.
Then you are fretting about General Tilney, and that is very simple of you; for ten to one whether you ever see him again.
Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream.
If the place be difficult to find, ten to one the man will drop his own matters and go with you and show you.
The pair then counted down from ten to one before fireworks were set off
Counting from ten to one hundred involves several possibilities that frequently demonstrate commutativity in multiplication.
Beyond the fact that secession couldn't get a fair hearing in the public arena because it was outspent ten to one, is the reality that we the people are losers every day that politicians scramble for money to get elected?
With its enhanced analytical capabilities, Sybase IQ on Linux allows users to search for data ten to one thousand times faster than competitive products.