bet you dollars to donuts

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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!
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bet someone dollars to doughnuts

Fig. to bet something of value against something worth considerably less. I bet you dollars to doughnuts that she is on time. He bet me dollars to doughnuts that it would snow today.
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But I'd bet dollars to donuts that there isn't a chief compliance officer at a BD in the country who would allow their firm to issue such a letter, even if the rep in question was Mother Teresa.
While I would bet dollars to donuts ITW replaces de Villemejane with an indoctrinated disciple of its battle-tested 80/20 formula, I am seeing the makings of a modest trend away from the finance manager-turned-chief executive toward engineers running OEMs again.