nine times out of ten

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.


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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 — 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/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

  • nine times out of ten — most of the time, usually …   English contemporary dictionary

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

  • 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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