safe bet

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - safe bet

"safe bet"

something you are certain will happen


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - safe bet

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  This recession is hitting the company pretty hard. There are a lot of employees sitting around with very little work to do.

Colleague 2:  Do you think there will be layoffs?

Colleague 1:  I would say that that is a safe bet. There is no way the company can afford to keep so many people on.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - safe bet

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Do you think we should postpone our camping trip this weekend?

Friend 2:  The forecast is for a huge weather system to be moving through the area for the next six days. There is supposed to be heavy rain and strong winds.

Friend 1:  OK. I am going to cancel the trip and reschedule for the following weekend.

Friend 2:  I'd say that's the safe bet.

safe bet - Usage:


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safe bet - Gerund Form:

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safe bet - Examples:

1)  The other members of that group haven't been named but it's a safe bet most of them have signed this letter. 

2)  ... usually Corvettes come to mind. This is a safe bet, because six of the original Mercury Seven astronauts drove' Vettes.

3)  ... genre very popular on phones. In some ways, it's a safe bet, not only because it features Mario, but also because platformers have typically been ...

4)  ... want to catch South Korea's cherry blossom season, it's usually a safe bet to travel there between late March and mid-April.

5)  The yen is considered a safe bet in times of crisis and turmoil.

6)  ... but don't hold me to that. It's a safe bet, though, that Marvel will make it available online soon after.

7)  ... is reduced to cursing about you to Wayne Bridge, it's probably a safe bet that you're quite irritating.

8)  There is no such thing as a safe bet yet, but that's not stopping other projects from getting off the ground.

9)  A Gilmore Girls reboot was a safe bet in terms of pre-existing interest, and Netflix reportedly spent $750,000 per episode.

10)  ... been doing diverse work for long enough now that I'm actually a safe bet as someone to call for advice.

11)  ... scientists can't predict the timing or location of an earthquake it's a safe bet that the next disaster will happen somewhere along the Ring of Fire. 

12)  ... while that sky is falling on rural America, it's a very safe bet that Mexico won't be paying for a wall.

13)  ... one video game that people could experience in real life, it is a safe bet that many gamers would put the Zelda franchise at the very top of their list.

14)  ... the resumption of a career generally not considered a safe bet for guys with broken necks.

15)  ... had his phone tapped for months by Montreal police, believes it is a safe bet that what happened to him is happening elsewhere.

16)  ... balance between price and positive reviews on Amazon, which makes it a pretty safe bet.

17)  ... and Stan has a nine-film contract with Marvel, so it's likely a safe bet that he'll appear. 

18)  It's a pretty safe bet that the founders of Instagram aren't exactly slumming it since selling their photo app.

19)  Any Intel Atom system should be a pretty safe bet, and Intel Centrino laptops also seem to provide good compatibility. 

20)  ... hired transportation is going away for good, but it's certainly not the safe bet that it used to be.