against all odds | against all the odds

This page is about the idiom against all odds | against all the odds


If you do something against all odds, or against all the odds, you do it even though there were many problems and it didn't seem possible to do.

For example

  • He had a serious accident and was close to death but, against all odds, he recovered and now he's fine.

  • No-one thought we could do it but, against all the odds, we won the Olympic gold medal.

Quick Quiz

Harry was born into a very poor family, but against all odds he became

a. a very poor adult

b. a very rich man

c. a really nice guy

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Contributor: Matt Errey