numbers game

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numbers game

n.
A lottery in which bets are made on an unpredictable number, such as a daily stock quotation.

numbers game

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numbers racket

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(Gambling, except Cards) US an illegal lottery in which money is wagered on a certain combination of digits appearing at the beginning of a series of numbers published in a newspaper, as in share prices or sports results. Often shortened to: numbers
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Noun1.numbers game - an illegal daily lotterynumbers game - an illegal daily lottery    
lottery, drawing - players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
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numbers game

nZahlenspiel nt; to play the numbers gameZahlenspielerei betreiben
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Mondelez, which now owns Cadbury, has also cut numbers of Creme Eggs and Curly Wurlys in multipacks and not changed the price.
There is also a pledge to cut numbers of brain injuries occurring during or soon after birth in a bid to cut compensation costs.
Sources in the bank said the news reports on new job cut numbers are hugely inflated from the original target of 19,000 job cuts announced a year ago.
This allowed them to cut numbers and save money, although it had the particular disadvantage of ensuring that long-serving and experienced officers were the first to go.
Cameron announced the decision to cut numbers from 9000 to 5,200 next year, with plans for a full withdrawal by 2014.
The latest Employment Outlook Survey from recruitment firm Manpower said more employers in the region are looking to add to their workforce than those planning to freeze or cut numbers.