May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread

Meaning


What does May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor mean?

May the odds be ever in your favor refers to a catchphrase, originating from The Hunger Games series, used for wishing luck for both the contestants and those betting against them.

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Origin


What's the origin of May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor?

The expression first emerged upon the release of The Hunger Games novel in 2008.

It also appears in the movie adaptation of the books, the first of which was premiered in the United States on March 12th, 2012.

Not long after the film premiere, a separated clip of the scene was uploaded to YouTube, depicting Effie Trinket (portrayed by Elisabeth Banks) is saying “may the odds be ever in your favor”.

The video was shared by smilecloseup on August 31th, 2012.

Spread and Usage


How did May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor spread?

Over the years, fans of the series have been using the expression as an alternative to saying “good luck” both in real life conversations as well as online.

Discussions and image macros featuring the phrase are still present online on sites such as Reddit, or Tumblr.

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