lay a wager

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lay a wager

1. To make a bet. A: "There's no doubt in my mind that my team will beat yours in the championship!" B: "Oh yeah? Care to lay a wager on that?"
2. To be completely sure of something. I'd lay a wager that Jeremy tries to skip out on paying me back for dinner.
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lay a wager

see under lay odds.
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References in classic literature ?
Know that I have laid a wager with the King that ye can outshoot the best five whom he has found in all his bowmen." The five men pressed the scarfs to their lips in token of fealty.
As for the stance of Deputy Walid Jumblatt, Houry said 'Jumblatt laid a wager on the new majority to assume its national responsibility and to be aware of the threats targeting Lebanon and the region, yet he was surprised by the supremacy and the lack of responsibility of the other party which seems to be unable to calculate the developments properly.' D.K.
The national coach laid a wager that his side will make history this summer