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turf accountant

n. Chiefly British
A bookmaker licensed to take bets on horse races.
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turf accountant

n
(Gambling, except Cards) Brit a formal name for bookmaker
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turf accountant

n (Brit) → Buchmacher(in) m(f)
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turf accountant

n (Brit) → allibratore m
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It'll be another turf accountant of some description no doubt, not blue chip, something more identifiable in the growth market in emptying the pockets of the vulnerable.
One friend mentioned that he used to work as what is politely described as a Turf Accountant, and his ability to do quick mental arithmetic landed him the job.
During those infrequent visits to the bookies, the turf accountant chastises me and my 50p bet.
Speaking of which, anybody even remotely tempted by the 12-1 about Bachasson winning next March's Supreme Novices' Hurdle should go down to their nearest turf accountant and hand in their badge and gun.
That's my pencil!" The turf accountant delights in my ignorance.
At the book market, which takes place on Friday and Saturday (10am to 5pm), you will rub shoulders with artists, book-makers (probably not those of the turf accountant variety), small press publishers, bookbinders and zine artists (a zine, traditionally, being a work reproduced via photocopier).
And, though to my knowledge, the Celtic Manor doesn't employ a turf accountant, some pounds 750,000 was spent repairing the damage.
I took pity on one ignoramus after he was sent packing by a particularly stressed turf accountant.
"She was a 'turf accountant' in a betting shop and then she had a general store.
Bay colt Jharra, owned by a turf accountant, has won two back-to-back races is traditionally a front-runner and appearing on the seasonal debut comes in to make three wins in-a-row on Sunday.
9 What is the common name for a turf accountant? 10 I'm comin' up' is a lyric to which song?
the turf accountant and asked: "Could I possibly place PS5 on Lionel Blair's Lame Knees, please?" "Each way?" growled the bookie.