Meaning of London to a brick on in English:

London to a brick on

phrase

informal Australian
  • Used to indicate that something is certain or highly probable.

    • ‘I will bet you London to a brick on that this goes nowhere’
    • ‘I'm prepared to bet London to a brick she won't win gold!’
    • ‘Given the defensive posture, it's London to a brick that Rogers will go to 13.’
    • ‘I would lay London to a brick that that circumstance won't prevail much longer.’
    • ‘We could have saved thousands of tax payer dollars as far as the surplus goes, but I bet you London to a brick it won't be achieved.’
    • ‘It was London to a brick that Woods would take this Masters, but he never got really close.’
    • ‘It was a good rally today but London to a brick on I will only get back half of what was lost yesterday.’
    • ‘You can bet London to a brick Harris will break down soon.’
    • ‘I bet London to a brick there will be something very unsavoury between her and the creepy father.’
    • ‘I'll bet London to a brick he will return coaching.’
    • ‘Ask people who have played both league and union and I'll bet London to a brick that the majority prefer to play union.’

    Origin

    Early 20th century from obsolete slang brick ‘ten pound note’, from the reddish-brown colour of the note.