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give odds

1. To offer a bet with favorable odds to the bettor (as by a bookmaker). Bookmakers are giving odds that the company's new smartphone outsells its competitors 2:1.
2. To be completely sure of something. I'll give odds that Jeremy tries to skip out on paying me back for dinner.
See also: give, odds
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