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To stack the odds in someone's favor
Definition: to make it more likely for someone to win, succeed, etc.
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To stack the odds against (someone)
Definition: to make it less likely for someone to win, succeed, etc.
'His drug use was stacking the odds against him giving him no chance of finding a good job.'
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