nine times out of ten

nine times out of ten

Almost every time. Nine times out of ten, I can count on getting stopped at this red light. A: "Do people always pay extra to get the combo meal?" B: "Nine times out of ten."
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nine times out of ten

Fig. usually; almost always. Nine times out often people will choose coffee rather than tea.
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nine times out of ten

on nearly every occasion.
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ˌnine times out of ˈten

(also ˌninety-nine ˌtimes out of a ˈhundred) almost always: Nine times out of ten our opponents will beat us. We just hope this is the one in ten.Ninety-nine times out of a hundred she’s right about people but this time she was wrong.
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