One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Victoria) a government-run agency where bets can be placed on races and other events.‘had I invested my usual $10 each way, I figure I'd have collected around $150 at the lucky shop’
- ‘He was intrigued by the number of people at the so-called 'Lucky Shop' frittering away all kinds of money on undisciplined quadrella betting.’
- ‘Just about everyone succumbs—from medium-size children with badly concealed headphones in school desks to bumptious matrons who sorely test the floor space of every lucky shop in the land.’
- ‘Brian has two special loves: the tracking road and the lucky shop.’
- ‘It was not fair to the proprietors of lucky shops that might be in the same towns as hotels that had a direct telephone betting service.’
- ‘If, like me, you have found yourself in a lucky shop wondering what to do with your last $20 for the week, there's one team you can invest your finances in with great confidence.’
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