Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, it's a high-risk game. Kate Madison's stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband's ... Lyrics to 'Against All Odds' by Phil Collins: How can I just let you walk away, just let you leave without a trace When I stand here taking every breath with you, ooh You're the only one who really knew me at all How can you just walk away from me Nathan's flying high against all odds.
This transfer of a betting term to general usage occurred about 1900. See also: all, odds If something happens against all odds, it happens or succeeds although it seemed impossible or very unlikely.