against all odds. despite very low probability; in a most unlikely way. Against all odds, she managed to win the trophy. See also: all, odds. McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Against all odds definition is - despite success being very unlikely. How to use against all odds in a sentence.
against all the odds. COMMON If you do something or something happens against the odds, you do it or it happens even though it does not seem likely that it will. His lawyer worked for much less than her normal fee and, against all the odds, she won. If the worst happens and, against all the odds, your hard disk fails, you will have a big problem.
If you do or achieve something against (all) the odds/against all odds, you do or achieve it although there were a lot of problems and you were not likely to succeed: Against all the odds, he recovered .
Word List. Save This Word! In spite of seeming very unlikely, as in Against all odds we had a snowstorm in early May, or Against all odds the slower team won. This transfer of a betting term to general usage occurred about 1900.
Definition of 'against all odds'. If something happens against all odds, it happens or succeeds although it seemed impossible or very unlikely . Some people do manage to achieve business success against all odds. Their victory in the semi-final was a triumph against considerable odds. COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary.
Meaning Of Idiom ‘Against All Odds’ Against all odds means despite many difficulties, setbacks, opposition, or seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
When originally penned in 1981, the name of this track was actually “How Can You Just Sit There”. The title eventually was changed to “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” due to it ultimately being featured in a 1984 film of the same name. And the subtitle of the song, “Take a Look at Me Now”, is based on Collins entreating his ex to observe how their breakup has transformed him into a shell of his former self and to have pity on him as a result.