over the odds

idiom

British, informal
: more than the usual or expected amount
We had to pay over the odds to get good seats for the concert.

Examples of over the odds in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 6th is a day when your empathy will triumph over the odds and with Venus in your sign and well aspected, your ability to tune in will continue to charm the world. Katharine Merlin, Town & Country, 1 Feb. 2023 So, DeBose's win was a genuine triumph over the odds. Raul A. Reyes, CNN, 28 Mar. 2022 The Economic Ripple Effect of Retail Sales Even with nowhere to flaunt it, wealthy shoppers have paid over the odds for a secondhand Birkin handbag during Covid-19 lockdowns. Carol Ryan, WSJ, 26 June 2020

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“Over the odds.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20the%20odds. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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