Tag: betting

There are many horse racing terms in English.

A look at horse racing terms

Horse-racing and the associated sport of betting on the outcome have contributed many well-known idioms to the English language. For those of you planning a flutter (originally a slang term for any exciting venture) on today’s race, the following guide will help you sound as if you know what you’re doing, even if it makes […]

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Grand National

Place your bets: getting geed up for the Grand National

The only time I’ve ever been in a betting shop was more than twenty years ago, on National day. Though not a betting man by nature, like much of the British population my dad would have a flutter on the Grand National. He took me with him one year, and I remember the small, close […]

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