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all bets are off

Definition of all bets are off

  1. —used to describe a situation in which it is impossible to be sure about what will happen <All bets are off on the election: it's too close to call.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

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  1. :  something that is laid, staked, or pledged typically between two parties on the outcome of a contest or a contingent issue :  wager

    :  the act of giving such a pledge

    :  something to wager on

  1. :  to stake on the outcome of an issue or the performance of a contestant

    :  to maintain with or as if with a bet

    :  to make a bet with

  1. : between

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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