one (can) bet one's ass

Definition of one (can) bet one's ass

chiefly US, informal + impolite

  1. :  one can be very certain “Are you sure you're going to win?” “You (can) bet your ass I'm going to win!”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  know, understand

    :  to be able to do, make, or accomplish

    :  to have knowledge or skill

  1. :  a usually cylindrical receptacle:

    :  a vessel for holding liquids

    :  a drinking vessel

  1. :  to put in a can :  preserve by sealing in airtight cans or jars

    :  to hit (a golf shot) into the cup

    :  to hit (a shot) in basketball

  1. : canceled; cancellation

    : cannon

    : canto

  1. :  something that is laid, staked, or pledged typically between two parties on the outcome of a contest or a contingent issue :  wager

    :  the act of giving such a pledge

    :  something to wager on

  1. :  to stake on the outcome of an issue or the performance of a contestant

    :  to maintain with or as if with a bet

    :  to make a bet with

  1. : between

  1. :  any of several hardy gregarious (see gregarious 1a) African or Asian perissodactyl mammals (genus Equus) smaller than the horse and having long ears

    :  an African mammal (E. asinus) that is the ancestor of the donkey

    :  a stupid, obstinate, or perverse person

  1. :  buttocks

    :  anus

  1. : used as a postpositive intensive especially with words of derogatory implication


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