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chances are

This page is about the conversational phrase chances are

Meaning

You can use this instead of "probably" when saying what's likely to happen.

For example

  • "It's not raining now, but chances are it'll rain later on, so you'd better take an umbrella."

  • "Is the factory going to close?"
    "Looks like it. Chances are we'll be out of work before long."

Quick Quiz

Our coach said, "Javi's injury isn't too bad, so chances are

a. he'll get injured again."

b. he'll be playing next week."

c. he won't be playing next week."

Contributor: Matt Errey