Idiom: against the odds / against all odds
— Against the odds, I beat the number one ranked player today.
— I really admire how Lindsey Vonn came back against all odds to win another skiing championship.
— My mother had me when she was 52. The pregnancy was against the odds but 25 years later, my mom and I are both perfectly healthy.
— Since she had to play three extra matches to get in the tournament as a qualifier, her run to the trophy was truly against the odds.
— Oprah Winfrey grew up so poor it was against all odds that she became a billionaire.
— My daughter wants to be a super model when she grows up but it would be against the odds since she's short and not very attractive.
— Against the odds, my son beat prostrate cancer after a two year battle.
— It would be against the odds to win the lottery but anything's possible.
— Getting into Harvard with my grades would be against the odds so I'm not going to waste my time and money applying.
— The refugees made it across the ocean to Greece in a raft against all odds.
— The baby was born several months premature but she survived against the odds.
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