short odds

short odds
long odds or short odds see ↑long3and ↑short
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Main Entry:odd
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short odds plural noun
(in betting) a nearly even chance, favourable odds in terms of risk, unfavourable in terms of potential gain
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Main Entry:short

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an unlikely likely chance of winning if you bet on a horse in a race or on the result of a competition
Thesaurus: betting, bets and ways of bettinghyponym horse racing and other horse riding competitionshyponym
Main entry: odds

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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