the law of averages

noun phrase

: the idea or principle that something which can produce different results will produce those results in a regular or predictable way over a period of time
I can't believe that team has lost 12 games in a row. The law of averages says that they should have won at least one game by now.

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“The law of averages.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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