# law\ of\ averages

__n. phr.__the idea that you can't win all the time or lose all the time.The Celtics have won 10 games in a row but the law of averages will catch up with them soon.

*Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань".
Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс.
1997.*

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