Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

safe bet

safe bet
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
  • Analysis
     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)
    1. It's a safe bet that we won't have the work on the kitchen finished this year.
    2. If you don't study, it's a safe bet that you won't do well in your exam.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I was assured that that investment was a safe bet. We can expect to see a return on it soon.
    2. There are no safe bets in the stock market. Any shares can go up or down over time.
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