bet one's bottom dollar, one can(redirected from one can bet one's bottom dollar)
you can bet your bottom dollar (on something)
You can be certain that something will happen or be the case (as if one would hypothetically risk one's last dollar betting on it). I lost my umbrella, so you can bet your bottom dollar on it raining tomorrow! Oh, you can bet your bottom dollar that Kevin will be late tonight—he's never on time!
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bet one’s bottom dollar
tv. to be very certain of something; to bet in complete certainty of winning. (Need not refer to an actual bet.) I bet my bottom dollar you never ever went to Alaska!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
bet one's bottom dollar, one can
One may be very certain of something. Bottom here means last, or the bottom of a pile of gambling chips. An American colloquialism of the mid-nineteenth century, the phrase became a cliché in the mid-twentieth century.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer