against all odds

Definition of against all odds

  1. :  despite success being very unlikely He was able to do it, against all odds.

Word by Word Definitions

againstplay
  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when

  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

oddsplay
  1. :  inequalities

    :  degree of unlikeness

    :  an amount by which one thing exceeds or falls short of another


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