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English definition of “ten to one”

ten to one

If you say ten to one something will or will not happen, you mean it is very likely that it will or will not happen: Ten to one he won't be there tonight.
(Definition of ten to one from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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