stack the odds in someone's favor

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stack the odds in someone's favor

: to make it more likely for someone to win, succeed, etc.
  • There are things you can do to stack the odds in your favor.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : an orderly pile or heap

  3. : a large quantity or number

  1. : to arrange in a stack : pile

  2. : to pile in or on

  3. : to arrange secretly for cheating

odds play
  1. : inequalities

  2. : degree of unlikeness

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

favor play
  1. : friendly regard shown toward another especially by a superior

  2. : approving consideration or attention : approbation

  3. : partiality

  1. : to regard or treat with favor

  2. : to do a kindness for : oblige

  3. : endow


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