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Could someone please explain me the meaning of the phrase 'reducing the odds'. I actually saw this phrase in a game show.....Here is the sentence: 'He came up with a perfect strategy in order to reduce the odds'.Thank you:)

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Odds is synonymous with "chances" or "possibilities", but it is more broadly used when talking about a negative result than a positive one.

the probability that one thing is so or will happen rather than another

[Merriam-Webster]

Your example sentence could be rephrased to:

He came up with a perfect strategy in order to reduce the chances of losing or being defeated in the game.

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    Not explicitly spelled out in your answer: reducing the odds means to make something less likely to occur.
    – nnnnnn
    Commented May 19, 2016 at 8:43

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