nine times out of ten

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Definition of nine times out of ten

: occurring on average nine times for every ten instances of something : most of the time by far She beats me at chess nine times out of ten.

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“Nine times out of ten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nine%20times%20out%20of%20ten. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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