the odds are in favor of (something)

idiom

: (something) is likely to happen.
The odds are in favor of a major storm this weekend.

Examples of the odds are in favor of (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From an actuarial perspective, the life expectancy of somebody who has reached Biden’s age is 89 years old, meaning that the odds are in favor of his surviving a second term. The Editors, National Review, 5 June 2023 Still, the odds are in favor of Phoenix getting the one or two seed that may land them in a postseason matchup with Los Angeles. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 8 May 2021

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“The odds are in favor of (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20odds%20are%20in%20favor%20of%20%28something%29. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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