all bets are off

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Definition of all bets are off

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.

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“All bets are off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20bets%20are%20off. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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