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even money

Equal odds or likelihood of some outcome or event happening or not. Taken from a gambling wager of 1:1, in which the bettor stands to win or lose equal amounts of money on the outcome. I've been training all year, but my opponent is exceptionally tough, so I'd say it's even money as to who will win. The rail system is so poor here that it's usually even money whether the train will arrive or not.
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even money

Equal odds that something will occur, as in It's even money that he'll get the contract. The term comes from gambling, where it signifies equal odds in a bet. [Late 1800s]
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even money

If something is even money, it is equally likely that either of two possible things will happen. The album is even money to get to number one. Note: This expression comes from the situation in betting when you have an equal chance of winning or losing your money.
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"He wouldn't take anything off me, not even money for petrol for bringing it all the way to my home.
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Even money that well-meaning tourists spent in Cuba would end up mostly in the government's hands, and would therefore support the corrupt regime rather than helping the Cuban people.
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