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bet the farm

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bet the farm

  1. (idiomatic) To be absolutely certain, to have no doubts.
    I'd be surprised if those two are still dating come Christmas, but I'm not betting the farm on a breakup just yet.
    • 2016 October 24, Owen Gibson, “Is the unthinkable happening – are people finally switching the football off?”, in The Guardian[1], London:
      Since Rupert Murdoch famously bet the farm on Premier League football to rescue Sky TV in 1991, it has been the catnip that has underpinned subscriber loyalty and, even in a far more complicated media landscape, is seen as so vital as to be worth almost any price.

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