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.
See also: bet, dollar, doughnut
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I bet you dollars to doughnuts that when the Queen looks out her bedroom window during her couple of weeks at Holyrood House, she's carving out a splendid letter to Channel Four in mad, green ink.
Not having seen the demographics, I will bet you dollars to doughnuts that the target audience for Showcase Review is a guy in his sweatpants with a box of Kleenex at hand, hoping that all the arty stuff will pay off with some nudie shots.
I have never studied political science, nor have I ever gone to college, but I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts (isn't that a common expression) that the recent votes that went to George W.
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Keep shouting it down if you want folks but I bet you dollars to doughnuts if M&S bit the dust it would go from Has Marks' Lost Its Way to Save Our National Institution in a heartbeat.