stack the odds in (someone's or something's) favor

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stack the odds in (someone's or something's) favor

To create, contribute to, or manipulate a situation in a way that results in an unfair advantage over someone or something else. (Likened to a bookmaker rigging the odds of a betting to ensure that they win and others lose.) With our two-day seminar, we'll teach you how to stack the odds in your favor in any business negotiation. These big corporations stack the odds in their own favor by having access to huge, high-level legal firms that can out-litigate any small time business that may stand in their way.
See also: favor, odds, stack
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It may seem like a lot of work for one lead, but Trosien says leasing agents can stack the odds in their favor in the first 60 seconds.
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