five will get you ten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Betting parlance for even odds.

Phrase[edit]

five will get you ten

  1. (idiomatic) I strongly believe
    • 1957, Clyde Brion Davis, Unholy Uproar
      Five will get you ten that he's either gone or dead by midnight Sunday.
    • 2003, F. Winston Pate, Serenity
      As it is I'm going to be in big trouble financially if I lose my job and five will get you ten the bastards will try to drum me out.