put (one's) money on


: to bet on (something or someone)
Everyone there put their money on the underdog.
often used to say that one feels very sure that something is true, will happen, etc.
It's going to rain tomorrow. I'd put money on it.

Examples of put (one's) money on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another $217 million was lost when consumers put money on gift cards or reloadable prepaid cards as requested during a scam or fraud. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 2024 There are people who have never set foot in a prison, have never written to anyone inside or put money on their books. Hanif Abdurraqib, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 Another Commanders fan, standing under a television screen that displayed live odds for all of the early afternoon N.F.L. games, begrudgingly put money on the Cardinals. Jenny Vrentas, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Or go out and put money on Visa gift cards bought at Dollar General or elsewhere. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 14 Dec. 2022 Rather than functioning as a credit card, the Cash Card generally works as a debit card users can put money on from their bank accounts or via money they’ve been sent or paid through direct deposit. Adario Strange, Quartz, 13 May 2022 If kids put money on top of this innocent-looking box, a feline thief will poke its head out, pause for a second and then snatch the money away. Rachel Rothman, goodhousekeeping.com, 13 May 2023 Social Security isn't going to call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 4 Mar. 2021 Arnett said, for example, there are more than 250 ways a bettor can put money on a single NBA game. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 31 Mar. 2023

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“Put (one's) money on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28one%27s%29%20money%20on. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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