a good/safe/sure bet

noun

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

Examples of a good/safe/sure bet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At one point, a 200-room hotel was envisioned for the site, a project that seemed like a good bet when the proposal was floated before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the start of business shutdowns in March 2020. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 When Newsom made his sentiments about the death penalty public in 2019, criminal justice reform was a safe bet for a Democratic governor. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Anything Waterpik puts out is a safe bet, so that leaves you with a lot of choices. Annie Blackman, Allure, 2 Apr. 2024 Life-science companies, and the lab buildings that house them, looked like a sure bet for investors. Catherine Carlock — Boston Globe, STAT, 16 Mar. 2024 Skies turn overcast and rain is a good bet after midnight, especially east of Interstate 95. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2024 Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend … Tomorrow (Tuesday): Showers and thunderstorms are a good bet throughout the day. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2024 That makes the No. 1 and 2 seeds a good bet in almost every tournament. USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2024 Alternate world order While the Russian election was no contest, Putin’s ability to maintain his iron grip on power and reach this point without a defeat in Ukraine has not been a sure bet. Simone McCarthy, CNN, 17 Mar. 2024

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“A good/safe/sure bet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20good%2Fsafe%2Fsure%20bet. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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