nine times out of ten


nine times out of ten
most of the time, usually

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • nine times out of ten — nine times out of ten/99 times out of 100 ► used to say that something nearly always happens in a particular way or nearly always produces a particular result: »Nine times out of ten, if you propose an idea, someone will argue with it. Main Entry …   Financial and business terms

  • nine times out of ten — phrase nearly always Nine times out of ten your first choice turns out to be the right one. Thesaurus: usuallysynonym Main entry: nine …   Useful english dictionary

  • nine times out of ten —    When something happens nine times out of ten, it is what usually happens.     The public transport system is very bad. Trains arrive late nine times out of ten …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • nine times out of ten — almost always. Nine times out of ten when you re dreading an occasion it turns out to be perfectly all right …   New idioms dictionary

  • nine times out of ten — nearly always Nine times out of ten your first choice turns out to be the right one …   English dictionary

  • nine times out of ten — 90% of the time, very often    Jack wins at cribbage nine times out of ten. He s very lucky …   English idioms

  • nine times out of ten — almost always …   Idioms and examples

  • nine times out of ten/99 times out of 100 — ► used to say that something nearly always happens in a particular way or nearly always produces a particular result: »Nine times out of ten, if you propose an idea, someone will argue with it. Main Entry: ↑time …   Financial and business terms

  • 99 times out of 100 — nine times out of ten/99 times out of 100 ► used to say that something nearly always happens in a particular way or nearly always produces a particular result: »Nine times out of ten, if you propose an idea, someone will argue with it. Main Entry …   Financial and business terms

  • nine — [naın] number [: Old English; Origin: nigon] 1.) the number 9 ▪ He s only been in this job for nine months. ▪ We open at nine (=nine o clock) . ▪ Kay was taught by her mother till she was nine (=nine years old) . 2.) nine times out of ten almost… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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