even money


: a situation in wagering in which the odds are even

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Monday's win over the Cubs was the first decent payout of the year at even money. Jason Hoffman, The Enquirer, 5 Apr. 2023 Is Good’s even money. Tom Jicha, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Jan. 2022 Not even money, in the case of the pros. Matt Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 26 Apr. 2021 Otherwise, winning hands pay even money. Rich Exner, cleveland, 6 Apr. 2021 Of course, there are some levels of exclusivity that even money can’t buy. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2022 Nick Chubb is the only player in this matchup who does not return at least even money for scoring a touchdown. Bob Wankel | Xl Media, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2022 The Astros are almost at even money to win the World Series with +105 odds. Josh Criswell, Chron, 20 Oct. 2022 Although the 49ers have had the Rams’ number in recent years, bettors can still get better than even money on the team outright winning tonight. Alex Kay, Forbes, 30 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of even money was in 1732

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“Even money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20money. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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