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dine chez Virenque

dine chez Virenque  v.— «Cycling slang includes numerous terms for doping: “mess up the soup,” “pissing violet,” “having a magic suitcase,” “not riding on mineral water,” “loading the...

lung-opener

lung-opener  n.— «In the season’s lung opener Cosmo-Hindu Open, Vijay Kumar winner of the Order of Merit for last two years, was a picture of excellence.» —“Exciting golfing season in the offing” by Brandon...

heresthetics

heresthetics  n.— «Even if problems, solutions, and politics are coupled, it is still possible to lose during formal adoption sessions to shrewd opponents who find ways to split the coalition or to use the formal decision-making rules of...

tick-tacker

tick-tacker  n.— «Tick-tackers lasted longer. Usually wearing white gloves for better visibility, tick-tackers conveyed prices from one enclosure to another by hand signals.» —“Randwick’s last tout: nine tips but none the...

urger

urger  n.— «“Urger” is defined in the Dictionary of Racing Slang by Ned Wallish as “a racecourse con man who will urge an unsuspecting punter to back a horse after telling him a most impressive story. If the horse should win...

crusher

crusher  n.— «Due to astute judgement and swiftness of foot, crushers tried to get top prices off bookmakers and sell them back (lay horses) at restricted quotes, with the difference being their profit margin.» —“Randwick’s last tout:...

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