- nine times out of ten
- almost always.
Nine times out of ten when you're dreading an occasion it turns out to be perfectly all right.

*New idioms dictionary.
2014.*

- nine times out of ten
- almost always.
Nine times out of ten when you're dreading an occasion it turns out to be perfectly all right.

*New idioms dictionary.
2014.*

**nine times out of ten**— nine times out of ten/99 times out of 100 ► used to say that something nearly always happens in a particular way or nearly always produces a particular result: »Nine times out of ten, if you propose an idea, someone will argue with it. Main Entry … Financial and business terms**nine times out of ten**— phrase nearly always Nine times out of ten your first choice turns out to be the right one. Thesaurus: usuallysynonym Main entry: nine … Useful english dictionary**nine times out of ten**— When something happens nine times out of ten, it is what usually happens. The public transport system is very bad. Trains arrive late nine times out of ten … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions**nine times out of ten**— nearly always Nine times out of ten your first choice turns out to be the right one … English dictionary**nine times out of ten**— 90% of the time, very often Jack wins at cribbage nine times out of ten. He s very lucky … English idioms**nine times out of ten/99 times out of 100**— ► used to say that something nearly always happens in a particular way or nearly always produces a particular result: »Nine times out of ten, if you propose an idea, someone will argue with it. Main Entry: ↑time … Financial and business terms**nine times out of ten**— most of the time, usually … English contemporary dictionary**nine times out of ten**— almost always … Idioms and examples**99 times out of 100**— nine times out of ten/99 times out of 100 ► used to say that something nearly always happens in a particular way or nearly always produces a particular result: »Nine times out of ten, if you propose an idea, someone will argue with it. Main Entry … Financial and business terms**nine**— [naın] number [: Old English; Origin: nigon] 1.) the number 9 ▪ He s only been in this job for nine months. ▪ We open at nine (=nine o clock) . ▪ Kay was taught by her mother till she was nine (=nine years old) . 2.) nine times out of ten almost… … Dictionary of contemporary English