over the odds


Prepositional phraseEdit

over the odds

  1. (UK, informal) More than necessary; too much
    If you wait til next week, you'll find yourself paying over the odds for the tickets.
    • 2013 October 15, Rory Cellan-Jones, “Supercell: Europe’s supercharged games success”, in BBC News[1]:
      This might look like another of those dotcom deals, where a wealthy corporate giant pays over the odds for a business with big user numbers but no concrete business plan.

Usage notesEdit

  • Usually collocated with a verb such as pay.

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