mug punter

mug punter

n
slang Brit a customer or client who is gullible and easily swindled
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Well, I say no-one - perhaps no-one except the fashion gods who decree these things to be so and must now be sniggering to themselves, like a bookie who's just spotted a mug punter.
The man is a bookmaker's dream mug punter. Mr Jones is to target-setting as Ronnie Corbett is to basketball.
20 (ANI): Glenn McGrath is an Australian cricket bowling legend but the word is he's a mug punter extraordinaire.
Simply to pull in the mug punter who sees the skinny odds on so-and-so and thinks that the bookies must have some inside info.
A club spokesperson admitted that he was 'as in the dark as your standard mug punter, sorry, I mean our stakeholders.'
'Of course I backed him - I'm a mug punter,' quipped Elsworth.
Millions probably laughed along at that alleged mug punter and said: "How much?
If he takes more of Fat Mike's money - or hangs around to fleece the mug punter who eventually buys Newcastle - he will have given up.
"At the mug punter level, the Lottery is a sort of mass psychosis in the very mildest sense or a mass hysterical reaction.
Perhaps he is one of those who gambles in large amounts on a regular basis in the same shop and is regarded as a mug punter, long term.
"Of course I backed him, I'm a mug punter," quipped trainer David Elsworth.