bet dollars to doughnuts

bet you 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, so I bet you dollars to doughnuts that it rains tomorrow! Oh, I bet you dollars to doughnuts 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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Ironically, I would bet dollars to doughnuts that most of the people in that room still do not believe that President Barack Obama is a Christian, but their adoption of Donald Trump as a savior of "religious liberty" because of his Christian faith is indisputable.
I will bet dollars to doughnuts that presidents past and present and well-connected members of Congress sold their financial portfolios days before the recession hit, then bought it back it for peanuts.
I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that dynamic wouldn't keep you warm on a wintry night.
While we don't have any hard data, we'd bet dollars to doughnuts that many of those 42,000 work overtime in their present jobs.
But if you're loving and open with them throughout the often lengthy coming-out process, I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that the love and closeness you share with them will, over time, compel them to bridge the gap between whatever fear and prejudice they may have around lesbianism and their acceptance of you as their daughter.