bank on

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bank on (third-person singular simple present banks on, present participle banking on, simple past and past participle banked on)

  1. To rely on someone or something; to count on something; to depend on something.
    I'm banking on you being there. I don't have your expertise.
    • 2021 July 6, Phil McNulty, “Italy beat Spain on penalties: 'Pure theatre as Italy present formidable obstacle in final'”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Italy's potential opponents in Sunday's final might hope this game has taken a lot out of Mancini's men but you would not bank on it from a side who have simply got better and better, now adding Spain to Belgium as they claim victims of the highest class en route to the showpiece.

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  • The verb and particle are inseparable.

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