put (one's) money on

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

money play
  1. : something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: such as

  2. : officially coined or stamped metal currency

  3. : money of account

  1. : involving or reliable in a crucial situation


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