Meaning of “against (all) the odds/against all odds” in the English Dictionary

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"against (all) the odds/against all odds" in British English

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against (all) the odds/against all odds

C2 If you do or achieve something against (all) the odds/against all odds, you do or achieve it although there were a lot of problems and you were not likely to succeed:

Against all the odds, he recovered.

(Definition of “against (all) the odds/against all odds” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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