put money on something

informal
1) to bet on something so that you will win money if you are right, but lose it if you are wrong

I put my money on three horses, and they all lost.

2) used for emphasizing that you are completely certain that something will happen

She'll be late. You can put money on it.


English dictionary. 2014.

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