You bet, but it would also allow them to offer an alternative to dramas and American Idol in January.
Titanic once bet $10,000 that Nick (the Greek) Dandolos, another high operator, would not sink a 25-foot putt.
Penna and others noticed that his bets during the match often were bigger than his bet on the match as a whole.
Monty is free to reject the challenge and keep the $1 million, but he accepts the bet without hesitation.
“I bet every one of those words was a stab directly in the heart,” says the upstanding official who asks not to be named.
I'll bet he wa'n't sorry when Sadie shows up on deck and waves for us to come on.
This here fellow, now, couldn't make an honest livin' like that, I bet you.
bet almost sang as she accompanied Jenny through the Warrington streets.
I'll bet money she done it just t' rasp his feelin's—and she sure succeeded.
Before we could reply he said: “I bet you are the two boys from the Aven.”
1590s, as both a verb and noun, in the argot of petty criminals, of unknown origin; probably a shortening of abet or else from obsolete beet "to make good," from Old English bætan "make better, arouse, stimulate," from Proto-Germanic *baitjanan, in which case the verb would be the original. The original notion is perhaps "to improve" a contest by wagering on it, or it is from the "bait" sense in abet. Used since 1852 in various American English slang assertions (cf. you bet "be assured," 1857). Related: Betting.