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Unusual to get second chances (4)


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'chances' is the definition.
(the odds of something happening)

'unusual to get second' is the wordplay.
'unusual' becomes 'odd' (similar in meaning).
'to get second' becomes 's' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

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(Other definitions for odds that I've seen before include "Scraps" , "Likelihood of something happening" , "Betting rates" , "Ratios set by bookies" , "(In betting) chances" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror and The Daily Express.
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