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    on the turf

    Dear teachers,

    Would you help to me to make the proper choice of the meaning of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    His losses on the turf amounted to hundreds of pounds.

    turf = the sport or business of racing horses.

    on the turf = on (at) horse race (?)

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V

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    Re: on the turf

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    turf = the sport or business of racing horses.

    on the turf = on (at) horse races (?), or (possibly) by betting on horse races. The betting need not necessarily be done at the race course.
    Yes. The losses were clearly a result of betting.

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