(the) odds are (that)

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(the) odds are (that)

It is very likely or probable that (something is the case or will happen). If you own your own business, odds are that you've had to deal with one of these many frustrations firsthand. I'll try to get there before you've started eating dinner, but the odds are I won't make it before 8 o'clock.
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odds are, the

The chances are, as in The odds are that they'll serve turkey for Thanksgiving. Replacing it is odds by the late 1600s, this phrase refers to betting.
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the odds ˈare (that...)

(also (it’s) odds-ˈon (that...)) it is very likely that: I don’t think we can come. The odds are that we won’t be able to get a babysitter — not on Christmas Eve.It was odds-on that they would decide to get married, so no one was surprised.
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If I'm a betting man, what do I think the odds are that the cosmos has a meaning and I have a place in it?
The odds are that he or she will not tell you if you are toast, and even if you are told that your career with the company is still promising, you probably will not believe it.
the odds are that he engaged in precisely what he is being accused of doing.
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