even money

noun

Definition of even money 

: a situation in wagering in which the odds are even

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Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort opened with France as a 2-1 favorite to win outright, even money to win in regulation. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Atlantic City bookies offer odds and props for Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia," 13 July 2018 The Warriors are up very slightly from even money to 11-10 to defend their NBA title. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Sixers' NBA title odds grow longer following LeBron James' decision," 2 July 2018 But the conversation surrounding moving the school and dispersing students hasn't revolved around demographics or performance or even money. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "How Carmel parents are fighting to keep Orchard Park Elementary open in Home Place," 21 June 2018 Making money on this individual race will be difficult, since Justify will be odds-on — that is, less than even money. Joe Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "In Preakness, the coast looks clear for Justify," 17 May 2018 Since Argentina’s stocks represent about 19% of the benchmark MSCI Frontier Markets Index, even money managers that have positions at less than the index weighting still have significant exposure to the country’s stocks and have taken a beating. Julie Wernau, WSJ, "Argentina Trips Up Fidelity, Morgan Stanley and Other Big Investors," 16 May 2018 Failure to stay informed about TSA changes can cost travelers time and even money. Fox News, "6 things to know the next time you go through airport security," 16 May 2018 The defense has suggested that Mr. Cosby’s accusers are motivated by media attention and even money. Graham Bowley And Jon Hurdle, New York Times, "Updates and coverage of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial.," 12 Apr. 2018 Montana over Michigan is a 20% shot that no one is picking, and Loyola Chicago is nearly even money with Miami, although two-thirds of pool entries are picking the Hurricanes. Mark Mcclusky, SI.com, "How to Win Your March Madness Pool with Science," 13 Mar. 2018

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1732, in the meaning defined above

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