Posted by R. Berg on September 27, 2003
In Reply to: Dimes to doughnuts posted by Steve on September 27, 2003
: I heard this phrase used recently as though the speaker were offering those odds. Couldn't find it at this site, and am hopeful that someone can give me its origin and meaning. Thanks!
It must be a variant of "dollars to doughnuts," a traditional phrase discussed here before--see archives. Yes, it's about odds, specifically uneven ones, the dollars being worth more than the doughnuts.