over the odds

Definition of over the odds

British, informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

oddsplay
  1. :  inequalities

    :  degree of unlikeness

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


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