Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) something or someone which is sure to succeed
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it's a safe bet that he will do the job well
A 'bet' is a financial risk so 'a safe bet' is a noun used to talk about something which is very low risk or guaranteed to succeed. A safe bet is a contradiction in terms as a 'bet' always means there is some level of risk involved, this expression is similar in meaning to 'a sure thing'.
Social Examples (Basic)
It's a safe bet that we won't have the work on the kitchen finished this year.
If you don't study, it's a safe bet that you won't do well in your exam.
Professional Examples (Basic)
I was assured that that investment was a safe bet. We can expect to see a return on it soon.
There are no safe bets in the stock market. Any shares can go up or down over time.
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