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dollars to doughnuts

adverbial phrase

very probably, almost certainly; totally confident; also called [dollars to buttons], dollars to cobwebs , dollars to dumplings

Word Origin

1904

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Slang definitions & phrases for dollars to doughnuts

dollars to doughnuts

adverb phrase

Very probably; almost certainly: Dollars to doughnuts, there are more people this morning day-dreaming about old lovers than are reading this newspaper

[1904+; dollars to buttons is found in 1884, and dollars to a doughnut in 1890; the most common phrase is It is dollars to doughnuts that]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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