stack the odds against (someone)

Definition of stack the odds against (someone)

  1. :  to make it less likely for someone to win, succeed, etc. His drug use was stacking the odds against him giving him no chance of finding a good job.

Word by Word Definitions

stackplay
  1. :  a large usually conical pile (as of hay, straw, or grain in the sheaf) left standing in the field for storage

    :  an orderly pile or heap

    :  a large quantity or number

  1. :  to arrange in a stack :  pile

    :  to pile in or on

    :  to arrange secretly for cheating

oddsplay
  1. :  inequalities

    :  degree of unlikeness

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

againstplay
  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody


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