bet\ one's\ life


bet\ one's\ life
• bet one's boots
• bet one's bottom dollar
• bet one's shirt
v. phr. informal
1. To bet all you have.

This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it.

Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination.

2. • bet one's life
To feel very sure; have no doubt.

Was I scared when I saw the bull running at me? You bet your life I was!


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • bet one's life —  1. Be entirely certain.  2. See you bet! …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bet\ one's\ boots — • bet one s boots • bet one s bottom dollar • bet one s shirt v. phr. informal 1. To bet all you have. This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it. Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination. 2. • bet one s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bet\ one's\ bottom\ dollar — • bet one s boots • bet one s bottom dollar • bet one s shirt v. phr. informal 1. To bet all you have. This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it. Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination. 2. • bet one s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bet\ one's\ shirt — • bet one s boots • bet one s bottom dollar • bet one s shirt v. phr. informal 1. To bet all you have. This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it. Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination. 2. • bet one s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bet one's boots — or[bet one s bottom dollar] or[bet one s shirt] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To bet all you have. * /This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it./ * /Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination./ 2. or[bet one s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bet one's boots — or[bet one s bottom dollar] or[bet one s shirt] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To bet all you have. * /This horse will win. I would bet my bottom dollar on it./ * /Jim said he would bet his boots that he would pass the examination./ 2. or[bet one s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bet — [c]/bɛt / (say bet) verb (bet or betted, betting) –verb (t) 1. to pledge as a forfeit to another who makes a similar pledge in return, in support of an opinion; stake; wager: *Well, I ll bet you a new saddle you take a gin before a twelvemonth s… …   Australian English dictionary

  • life — See: BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, BIG AS LIFE, CAT HAS NINE LIVES, CHARMED LIFE, COME ALIVE OT COME TO LIFE, FACTS OF LIFE, FOR DEAR LIFE, FOR THE LIFE OF ONE, LEAD A DOG S LIFE, NIGHT LIFE, NOT ON YOUR LIFE OR ONE S LIFE, TAKE ONE S LIFE IN ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • life — See: BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, BIG AS LIFE, CAT HAS NINE LIVES, CHARMED LIFE, COME ALIVE OT COME TO LIFE, FACTS OF LIFE, FOR DEAR LIFE, FOR THE LIFE OF ONE, LEAD A DOG S LIFE, NIGHT LIFE, NOT ON YOUR LIFE OR ONE S LIFE, TAKE ONE S LIFE IN ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • life — See: between life and death, big as life, cat has nine lives, charmed life, come alive or come to life, facts of life, for dear life, for the life of one, lead a dog s life, night life, not on your life or not on one s life, take one s life in… …   Словарь американских идиом