make book
phrasal to accept bets at calculated odds on all the entrants in a race or contest

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make book — index parlay (bet) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make book — verb a) To gamble, either by placing or taking bets. In the American League, front running Cleveland was an odds on favorite with the men who make book on baseball. b) To be very confident. Oh, you can make book that she didnt start no love… …   Wiktionary

  • make book — phrasal 1. : to accept bets at calculated odds on all the entrants in a race or contest : lay odds 2. : to make a business of accepting bets * * * take bets on the outcome of an event figurative I wouldn t make book on it …   Useful english dictionary

  • make book — {v. phr.} To serve as a bookmaker taking bets on the horse races. * /The police were out to prosecute anybody who made book illegally./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make book — {v. phr.} To serve as a bookmaker taking bets on the horse races. * /The police were out to prosecute anybody who made book illegally./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ book — v. phr. To serve as a bookmaker taking bets on the horse races. The police were out to prosecute anybody who made book illegally …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make book — bus idi a) idi to take bets and give odds b) to wager; bet …   From formal English to slang

  • make (or open) a book (N. Amer. make book) — take bets and pay out winnings on the outcome of a contest or other event. → book …   English new terms dictionary

  • make book on something — tv. to make or accept bets on something. □ Well, she might. But I wouldn’t make book on it. □ Don’t make book on my success in this game …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • To make book — Book Book (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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