put\ one's\ money\ on\ a\ scratched\ horse


put\ one's\ money\ on\ a\ scratched\ horse
v. phr. informal
To bet on a certain failure; to gamble without a chance of winning.

You bet on the New York Mets to win the World Series? Why put your money on a scratched horse?

Compare: stack the cards

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • put one's money on a scratched horse — {v. phr.}, {informal} To bet on a certain failure; to gamble without a chance of winning. * /You bet on the New York Mets to win the World Series? Why put your money on a scratched horse?/ Compare: STACK THE CARDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put one's money on a scratched horse — {v. phr.}, {informal} To bet on a certain failure; to gamble without a chance of winning. * /You bet on the New York Mets to win the World Series? Why put your money on a scratched horse?/ Compare: STACK THE CARDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on a scratched horse — See: PUT ONE S MONEY ON A SCRATCHED HORSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on a scratched horse — See: PUT ONE S MONEY ON A SCRATCHED HORSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ a\ scratched\ horse — See: put one s money on a scratched horse …   Словарь американских идиом

  • horse — See: BET ON THE WRONG HORSE, CART BEFORE THE HORSE, CHANGE HORSES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREAM or CHANGE HORSES IN MIDSTREAM, EAT LIKE A HORSE, HOLD ONE S HORSES. IRON HORSE, LOCK THE BARN DOOR AFTER THE HORSE IS STOLEN, LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • horse — See: BET ON THE WRONG HORSE, CART BEFORE THE HORSE, CHANGE HORSES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREAM or CHANGE HORSES IN MIDSTREAM, EAT LIKE A HORSE, HOLD ONE S HORSES. IRON HORSE, LOCK THE BARN DOOR AFTER THE HORSE IS STOLEN, LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • horse — See: bet on the wrong horse, cart before the horse, change horses in the middle of a stream or change horses in midstream, eat like a horse, hold one s horses, iron horse, lock the barn door after the horse is stolen, look a gift horse in the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • money — See: COIN MONEY or MINT MONEY, EASY MONEY, FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED, FOR LOVE OR MONEY, IN THE CHIPS or IN THE MONEY, MADE OF MONEY, MARRY MONEY, PUT ONE S MONEY ON A SCRATCHED HORSE, RUN FOR ONE S MONEY, SEE THE COLOR OF ONE S MONEY,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • money — See: COIN MONEY or MINT MONEY, EASY MONEY, FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED, FOR LOVE OR MONEY, IN THE CHIPS or IN THE MONEY, MADE OF MONEY, MARRY MONEY, PUT ONE S MONEY ON A SCRATCHED HORSE, RUN FOR ONE S MONEY, SEE THE COLOR OF ONE S MONEY,… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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