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by all odds

Definitively; indisputably. Most of the kids in the class are good artists, but Susie is by all odds the best.
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by all odds

By far, as in She is by all odds the best player on the team. This idiom uses odds in the sense of "the amount by which one thing excels or exceeds." [Mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

by all odds

If something should happen or be true by all odds the facts about it show that it should happen or be true. This strategy is by all odds the one most likely to succeed.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

by all odds

certainly. North American
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by all odds

In every possible way; unquestionably: By all odds it is the best film of the year.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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