to bet your bottom dollar

Idiom Definition

"to bet your bottom dollar"

to be absolutely sure about something or someone

Idiom Definition - to bet your bottom dollar


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to bet your bottom dollar

Jane loves to go downhill skiing.  She skis on weekends.  She skis on her holidays.  Jane broke her leg recently when she was skiing.  Jane is wearing a cast now.  Will Jane go skiing again when her leg has healed?

You can bet your bottom dollar...

that Jane will ski again.  In other words, you can be sure that Jane will go skiing again.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to bet your bottom dollar

Jillian's birthday is coming soon.  Jillian loves to play with dolls.  Jillian has a very large collection of dolls.  Everyone in Jillian's life knows how much Jillian enjoys her dolls.  Do you think that Jillian will receive at least one doll for her birthday?

You can bet your bottom dollar...

that she will.  It is quite certain that Jillian will get a doll for her birthday.

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to bet your bottom dollar - Gerund Form:

Betting your bottom dollar means that you are very certain of the outcome.

to bet your bottom dollar - Examples:

1)  I bet my bottom dollar when I am positive about an outcome.

2)  You bet your bottom dollar when you have reliable information.

3)  He bets his bottom dollar if he is certain about another person.

4)  She bets her bottom dollar when she knows her friend will do the job.

5)  The company bets its bottom dollar when it spends a lot of money on advertising.

6)  We bet our bottom dollars when we know the winner.

7)  You (all) bet your bottom dollars if you (all) have previous experience.

8)  They bet their bottom dollars when they are absolutely positive of the result.

9)  The Calgary Stampede recently wrapped up and you can bet your bottom dollar that productivity was down and less work got done as people attended pancake breakfasts.

10)  Compensation? I doubt it. Misconduct? Bet your bottom dollar they try if they can!

11)  If we do get a decent harvest, you can bet your bottom dollar prices will be nowhere near where they are today.

12)  I'm out tomorrow morning so you can bet your bottom dollar it will arrive then and so be taken to the sorting office.

13)  You can bet your bottom dollar the BBC will be spending the coming months with doom and gloom mongering.

14)  Obama's a black man in a suit, bet your bottom dollar he earned his corn the hard way.

15)  Don't bet your bottom dollar on it.

16)  But you can bet your bottom dollar I'm going to try to get out of it.

17)  You can bet your bottom dollar we would all be there.

18)  Nowadays, we have a working relationship. I would have bet my bottom dollar that we wouldn't work together again.

19)  He ended up in jail. Today, I would bet my bottom dollar that my friend will never gamble again.

20)  I bet my bottom dollar that nothing in Lorgat's report will be implemented.