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give odds that (something will happen)
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.
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give someone odds that...
to propose a sham bet to someone, the implication being that even at favorable odds the outcome will defy the odds. (Often with a negative.) I'll give you odds that you won't be able to order a decent steak at this restaurant.
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