safe bet


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safe bet

1. Something that is certain to occur. Based on his grades, it's a pretty safe bet that Harry won't be able to graduate on time.
2. A person or thing that is certain to be good or successful. The department felt that she was a safe bet for the account manager position.
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a safe bet

a certainty.
A safe bet originally referred to a horse that was confidently expected to win a race.
2002 Observer It is a safe bet that as the Western world gets fatter, the people on its television screens will continue to get thinner.
See also: bet, safe

a safe ˈbet

(informal) something that is likely to be right or successful: If you want a cheap holiday with lots of sunshine, then Spain is a safe bet.
See also: bet, safe