lay odds

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms.
Related to lay odds: give odds
See: bet
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
It is reasonable to expect that the effects of this exchange-based insider activity will be to significantly increase both the Back and Lay odds of known losers during the betting auction.
Nonetheless he would lay odds that more than one hopscotching reviewer will be reading carelessly enough here to never notice these two sentences and announce that he did so.
Both our associations have to pay for the use of the MSSC and I would lay odds that our councillors don't pay and are probably being paid expenses to attend these meetings, over and above their allowances.
Understandably the bookies are hesitant to lay odds on Osbourne's replacement.
If I were a betting man, I would lay odds that yoga is not about to disappear again for a long time to come.
I'll bet his book also refers to a golf club in Hoylake that somehow had the name of Liverpool attached to it, and I'll lay odds that a certain horse racing course in Sefton is also claimed as Liverpool's.
Computer furniture--a betting man probably would lay odds that this new segment will become one of the hottest areas of furniture manufacturing.
In the case of deposed Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, I am willing to lay odds that if things turn out badly for him, it will be in large part because of his highly publicized pretrial image massaging.
I'd lay odds that Charles will trip over or Camilla will faint mid-vow or Windsor will be flooded after a freak storm.
However, I'll lay odds at 10:1 that a bowbender with a stick will have double the fun at the game of roving.
I'll lay odds that life with Ms Wallace would scare the hell out of most red-blooded men.