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Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2016 against the odds, but how did they achieve it?
(BBC Sport - Football, )

They beat Barcelona and Chelsea against the odds to reach the Champions League final, but how well do we know Atletico Madrid?
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

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33 examples:

I like to be against the odds.
(Barry Bonds)

When you choose to be an actor, you are going against the odds.
(Olivia Wilde)

Since the day he was born, Jaxon Buell has fought against the odds.
(NBC Today, )

The rap star says his style of music became successful "against the odds".
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

Against the odds, the Wanderers are into the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Sport, )

Alexei Navalny says he will continue, against the odds, in his fight against Vladimir Putin.
(BBC News - World News, )

Against the odds, she is now home early in Kansas City, Missouri, with her parents and two brothers.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Two goals, one early, one late, gave the United States a victory against the odds and the run of play.
(The Independent - Football, )

Against the odds, it has emerged as an unlikely bright spot in today’s stormy global energy industry.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Meet Jordanne Whiley - a talented, Grand Slam-winning star of British tennis who is battling against the odds.
(BBC Sport - Tennis, )

Against the odds, Southampton are flying high in the Premier League and shocked Arsenal in the Capital One Cup.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Michelle Payne has become the first woman to ride a Melbourne Cup winner against the odds, both on and off the track.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Against the odds, the Washington Redskins still have something to play for with five games left in the regular season.
(UPI - News, )

Manly have escaped with a -14 win over Newcastle to rob the Knights of one of the great against the odds NRL victories.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Ernest Shackleton and his crew struggled to survive for months against the odds in the punishing conditions of the Antarctic.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Coco Austin said a second child "doesn't even come to mind" after welcoming daughter Chanel with husband Ice-T against the odds.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

Juan Cuadrado had come to symbolise a young man with ambition and desire to succeed against the odds long before his £27million transfer to Chelsea.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

We all love a rousing tale of perseverance against the odds, and Dallas Buyers Club offers two of them: one on the screen, and another behind the scenes.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

Against the odds, record stores have managed to shake off their image as dingy meccas for music snobs and coax a new breed of fans hooked on hip-again vinyl.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Despite a topsy-turvy mortgage landscape that's seen rates go up against the odds, don't expect your monthly payments to skyrocket any time soon, economist say.
(Sheena Goodyear in CBC News - Business, )

The Battle of Agincourt, where Henry V’s outnumbered army defeated the vast French legion against the odds, was remembered with a commemorative service in London.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Anderlecht are fighting against the odds and the record books at Manchester United, but manager Rene Weiler believes his players can land a knockout blow in their second leg.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The increase in the number of non-native English speakers is one of the biggest challenges facing schools in the English-speaking world, but some are succeeding against the odds.
(Forbes - Education, )

Watch highlights of a surprise victory for Australia in the 1,000m speed skating event, as Steven Bradbury takes gold against the odds at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
(BBC Sport, )

For Andy Murray to pull off an upset on Sundayagainst the odds, his own accumulated fatigue and the weight of Novak Djokovic’s head-to-head advantage — will surely not be easy.
(The New York Times - Tennis, )

Sean Dyche might have left the bookmakers red-faced, having steered promoted Burnley to Premier League safety against the odds, but he insists his achievements will not protect his job.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The former Prime Minister said he was addressing the audience 'not as a candidate but a foot soldier', as he set out how Labour was 'fighting against the odds' to hold back the SNP tide.
(Daily Mail - News, )

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: What a remarkable game rugby can be when played at the very top level and this was a stunning win from Wales against the odds which has put them in a strong position.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Specialist orthodontist Joe Dwyer from the Wirral has just won the Against the Odds award from the British Orthodontic Society for the orthodontic treatment he gave 14-year-old Joel Glanvill.
(British Dental Journal, )

Snow Chick: A Penguin's Tale which captured a late-hatching baby Emperor penguin's fight for life had viewers gripped as they watched it hatch, take its first steps and survive against the odds.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Having one premature baby is nerve-wracking enough, but one mother of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, is counting her blessings after she had three in 28 months – and all survived against the odds.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Lack of trust between the U.S. and Russia is getting in the way of possible cooperation to stop the violence in Syria, President Obama said Monday, adding that he nevertheless plans to keep trying against the odds.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

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