even money

noun

Definition of even money

: a situation in wagering in which the odds are even

Examples of even money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Capitalize on this chance to get even money odds with a good team that will be hungry to avenge a disappointing 2020 campaign. Alex Kay, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 This can be a tiring period of time, says Leslie Hale, psychic astrologer at Keen.com, and issues in relationships and even money may come to the surface. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 9 Sep. 2021 These were claims that definitely had the evidence and it was decided [these workers] were owed money from their employers, but there was not even money left in the wage theft restitution fund. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, 12 Sep. 2021 Underdogs will range from +100 (even money) to +500 (plus money) with win probabilities of 50% and 16.67%, respectively. Esten Mclaren, The Arizona Republic, 11 Sep. 2021 DraftKings lists Carolina as under 7.5, even money. J.p. Pelzman, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 People want to donate things, or manpower, or even money. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 July 2021 Milwaukee can be found for even money at this juncture, meaning bettors would have their bet matched by the book if the visitors pull out a victory in Game 7. Alex Kay, Forbes, 19 June 2021 Two triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify were prohibitive favorites in 2015 and 2018, as was last year’s winner Tiz the Law at less than even money when the race was cut back in distance and contested at 1 1/8 miles. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 1 June 2021

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First Known Use of even money

1732, in the meaning defined above

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“Even money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20money. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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