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What does bet your bottom dollar mean?


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bet your bottom dollar

Definition

This idiom is used to say that one is sure about something.

When betting your last dollar, you are hypothetically risking your last dollar on it, which suggests that you are certain about the outcome.

Origin


This expression probably refers to the piles of coins on a poker table. A player who is sure to win would bet by pushing all the coins to the center of the table.

Example(s)

You can bet your bottom dollar. The whole thing will end tragically.
I can bet my bottom dollar that she will get the top score. She never loses.

This idiom is in the money category


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