a good/safe/sure bet

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a good/safe/sure bet

:something that is very likely to happen or be successful
  • It's a good/safe/sure bet that they'll win.

Word by Word Definitions

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

safe play
  1. : free from harm or risk : unhurt

  2. : secure from threat of danger, harm, or loss

  3. : successful at getting to a base in baseball without being put out

  1. : a place or receptacle to keep articles (such as valuables) safe

  2. : condom

sure play
  1. : safe from danger or harm

  2. : firmly established : steadfast

  3. : reliable, trustworthy

  1. : surely

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

  2. : the act of giving such a pledge

  3. : something to wager on

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

  2. : to be able to be sure that

  3. : to maintain with or as if with a bet


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