ten to one

ten to one

It is extremely likely that. No one knows for sure how they're going to deal with these sales issues, but ten to one it's the employees who have to suffer the cost.
See also: one, ten

ˌten to ˈone...

it is very likely that...; very probably: Ten to one they’ll never find out who did it anyway.
See also: ten
References in classic literature ?
Why, ten to one, such was her infatuation, he would fail.
That swing of the shoulders that had frozen the timid when he was but a lad had increased with his growth and education at the ratio of ten to one. It, combined with the sneer upon his mouth, told mankind that there was nothing in space which could appall him.
Ten to one, on her opening communications with the son as she opened them with the father.
Ten to one, you would have thought him a tasteless, indiscreet, methodistical man.
Ten to one most of the small shopkeepers in their vicinity saw nothing at all in them.
Besides, the chances were ten to one in my favour that they would none of them quit their own fastnesses.
Knowing that they outnumbered us ten to one, they took none of their usual cowardly precautions, but dashed upon us at a gallop, firing and yelling.
"He did not know what he was talking of, I dare say; ten to one but he was light-headed at the time.
"Then you are fretting about General Tilney, and that is very simple of you; for ten to one whether you ever see him again.
Take almost any path you please, and ten to one it carries you down in a dale, and leaves you there by a pool in the stream.
If the place be difficult to find, ten to one the man will drop his own matters and go with you and show you.
I understand that a recent local survey by Perry Barr councillors found a majority of ten to one against their introduction.
"And even some of these drawn-out finals get remarkable, loyal viewers." Referring back to the final between John Higgins and Mark Selby in 2007, Walker added: "There were five million people watching at 11pm, and one and a quarter million people still watching at the death at ten to one in the morning."
Remember that it needs dilution at about ten to one with water and gents, please don't try any exhibitionist direct applications, the heap should be too high for that!
The pair then counted down from ten to one before fireworks were set off