(the) law of averages

the principle that if something with more than one possible result happens enough times, the result that you want is certain to happen at some time
Thesaurus: averagessynonym cardinal numbershyponym

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the ˌlaw of ˈaverages idiom
the principle that one thing will happen as often as another if you try enough times

Keep applying and by the law of averages you'll get a job sooner or later.

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