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    #1

    lay odds

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Where did she go off last night? I’ll lay you any odds you like she went to meet a man.

    lay/give odds = stake heavily

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    #2

    Re: lay odds

    Correct, Vil.

    Rover

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