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Odds

By long odds. By a great difference; as, “He is the best man by long odds.” A phrase used by betting men. In horse-racing, odds are offered in bets on favourite horses; so, in the Cambridge and Oxford races, long odds are laid on the boat which is expected to win.

That makes no odds.
No difference; never mind; that is no excuse. An application of the betting phrase.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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