Dollars to Doughnuts

The expression "dollars to doughnuts" has been used in America since the late nineteenth century.

 

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The phrase implies being so confident in your decision that you are willing to bet a dollar against something of no perceived value. The first literary example was published in an Ellery Queen novel in the 1920's, "I'll bet dollars to doughnuts Fields played the stock market or the horses."

 

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