When a person becomes a barrister, they are 'called to the bar'.
The home straight- near the end of a competition
1-5, etc- these are betting figures- the number on the left is what you will win if you bet the number on the right
Shortest odds- If people think that someone is very likely to win, they give short odds, where you have to bet a lot of money to make anything- betting five pounds to win one is not making much money.
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