from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Equal stakes in a wager.
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- n. A bet which offers odds of 1 to 1.
- n. By extension, an event that is somewhat likely to happen, but far from inevitable.
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Buzz laid three to one that Hartshorn would keep his mouth shut; two to one that more cop work would drive him batshit; even money that dinner at the Nickodell and the evening at home writing up a report on the day’s dirt was the ticket.
Mal showered, shaved and dressed, running book — De Haven versus Upshaw, even money as his best bet.