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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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After bursting into the turf accountants in Broad Lane just after 10am on Sunday, the man threatened a female store assistant with the knife and made demands for cash.
After bursting into the turf accountants in Broad Lanejust after 10am on Sunday the man threatened a female store assistant with the knife and made demands for cash,policetoday confirmed.
Though the turnout of horse racing connoisseurs was very low, the staff of 12 turf accountants was present.
Kenneth Lockley targeted Jack Pearson Turf Accountants in Fartown on August 23 last year.
"Well-backed favourite Riven Light offered some reprieve but it's the turf accountants who have stormed out of the blocks to leave them two up after the second day."
YOU don't have to delve into ancient history to find the last time the West Midlands registered a Christmas white enough to satisfy turf accountants.
The turf accountants pointed out the advert was a "palpable error" - it should've been 8-1 - and initially refused to cough up.
Bookies such as Bet365, Totesport, Betfred and Coral will all quote you over 50/1 for the Magpies to drop down to the Championship this season - and as they say, the turf accountants usually aren't wrong.
Overall, however, the turf accountants hailed the third aft the win5 afternoon of the Festival as one of the best ever.
It was the same day that Tony at the local turf accountants set up a bookies' stall in the middle of his shop, with the heading Honest Tony.
HMS Estates has applied to Middlesbrough Council to change an office which was formerly Turf Accountants, at 280 Parliament Road, Middlesbrough, into a student block.