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    one's bottom dollar/ bet one's bottom dollar

    Dear teachers,

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

    “I tell you I’ve gone it head-first, as if it was our bottom dollar. (Stewnson’s “The Wrecker”)

    one’s bottom dollar = one’s last dollar

    bet one’s bottom dollar = to be very certain of something; to bet in complete certainty of winning

    I bet my bottom dollar you never ever went to Bulgaria!

    Thank you for your efforts.



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