odds are stacked against (someone)

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of odds are stacked against (someone)

used to describe a situation in which someone does not have a good or fair chance of winning, succeeding, etc.
  • She felt the odds are stacked against her.

Word by Word Definitions

odds play
  1. : inequalities

  2. : degree of unlikeness

  3. : an amount by which one thing exceeds or falls short of another

stacked play
  1. : having large breasts

against play
  1. : in opposition or hostility to

  2. : contrary to

  3. : in competition with

  1. : in preparation for the time when

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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