adj better than even (chance); likely (to win) （可能性）较大的; 很可能（获胜）的
*It's odds-on that he'll be late. 他多半得迟到.
* That horse is the ,odds-on `favourite. 那匹马很有希望获胜.
the person, horse etc that is most likely to win a race or other competition
BrE informal very likely
it's odds on (that)
It's odds on that she won't come.
be odds-on to do sth
They must have felt they were odds-on to win.
1. The odds are in your favour because you have more experience. 你经验丰富, 成功的机会居多.
2. They would have continued to struggle against economic odds and would have lived in obscurity. 这家人会继续为克服经济上的拮据而奋斗，并默默无闻地活下去。
3. He sees practical applications everywhere for how companies should decide whom to hire, how couples can increase the odds that their marriages will last, how parents should raise their children and how schools should teach them. 他认为这处处都用得上，如公司该如何决定聘用什么人，夫妇该如何提高婚姻延续的可能性，父母该如何培养孩子，学校该如何教育孩子。
4. And that this happens at a rate which differs little from person to person, so that there are heavy odds in favour of our dying between the ages of sixty-five and eighty. 衰老的速度在人与人之间相差甚微，我们最可能死亡的年龄在65至80岁之间，
5. Against all odds, the two ended up being friends. 但是出乎人们的意料，他们却最终成了朋友。