French translation of 'odds'
1. (in betting) cote f
at odds of 5 to 1 à une cote de 5 contre 1
2. (= chances) chances fpl
The odds are against him. Les chances sont contre lui.
The odds are in their favour. Les chances sont de leur côté.
The odds are against his coming. Il y a peu de chances qu’il vienne.
the odds are that ...
The odds are that it will rain tomorrow. Il y a des chances qu’il pleuve demain.
to shorten the odds on sth (= make more likely) augmenter les chances de qch
to lengthen the odds on sth diminuer les chances de qch
against all the odds contre toute attente
to succeed against all the odds réussir contre toute attente
it makes no odds (= no difference) cela ne fait aucune différence
Whatever he did, it made no odds to her. Quoi qu’il fasse, cela ne faisait aucune différence pour elle.
to be at odds (= in disagreement) [people, countries] être en désaccord
to be at odds with sb être en désaccord avec qn
to be at odds with sth (= out of keeping with) jurer avec qch
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Example Sentences Including 'odds'
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The problem with the odds was that Pitt was too stubborn to even consider them.INCA GOLD (2001)
Don't count on them breaking, even if faced with impossible odds.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Welcome the hopeless odds of meeting highly trained soldiers face-to-face.CONFESSIONAL (2001)
I also understand from Brian that you're somewhat at odds with the American tax authorities.CORMORANT (2001)
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'odds' in Other Languages
British English: odds NOUN
You refer to how likely something is to happen as the odds that it will happen.
What are the odds of finding a parking space right outside the door?
Translation of odds from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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