long odds
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  • long odds — plural noun In betting, a remote chance, unfavourable odds in terms of risk, favourable in terms of potential gain • • • Main Entry: ↑long long odds or short odds see ↑long3and ↑short • • • Main Entry: ↑odd …   Useful english dictionary

  • Long Odds — (en español «Largas ventajas») es una película dramática británica de 1922 dirigida por A.E. Coleby y protagonizada por Edith Bishop, Sam Marsh y Garry Marsh.[1] Reparto A.E. Coleby ... Gus Granville Edith Bishop ... Sally Walters Sam Marsh ...… …   Wikipedia Español

  • long odds — informal if you say that it s long odds that something will happen, you mean that it is not very likely …   English dictionary

  • long odds — More than 10:1 …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • long odds — little or no chance of winning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • by long odds — adverb see by all odds …   Useful english dictionary

  • odds — S3 [ɔdz US a:dz] n [plural] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(probability)¦ 2¦(difficulties)¦ 3 be at odds 4¦(horse racing etc)¦ 5 it makes no odds 6 pay over the odds ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PROBABILITY)¦ the odds how lik …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • long — long1 [lôŋ] adj. [ME < OE, akin to Ger lang < Gmc * lango > ON langr, Goth laggs: ? akin to L longus] 1. measuring much from end to end in space or from beginning to end in time; not short or brief 2. measured from end to end rather than …   English World dictionary

  • long shot — long′ shot n. 1) gam a horse, team, etc., that has little chance of winning and carries long odds 2) an attempt or undertaking that offers much but in which there is little chance for success 3) an attempt or guess that is unlikely to be… …   From formal English to slang

  • odds — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, impossible, incredible, insurmountable, overwhelming, terrible ▪ She struggled against terrible odds to overcome her illness …   Collocations dictionary

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