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don't bet on it | I wouldn't bet on it

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase don't bet on it | I wouldn't bet on it

Meaning

You can this say if you don't think something's likely to happen.

For example

  • "We'll find work soon enough."
    "Don't bet on it. There aren't many jobs around."

  • "I'm sure she'll ring me."
    "I wouldn't bet on it. Lots of guys talked to her - not just you."

Quick Quiz

When asked if the enemy would surrender, he said, "Don't bet on it.

a. They've never given up before."

b. They'll surrender pretty soon."

c. They can't fight much longer."

Contributor: Matt Errey