One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A ticket in the Chinese gambling game pakapoo.‘he had gone down Haining Street to check his pakapoo ticket and play a game of dominoes’
- ‘Many people recall stories about Chinese laundrymen selling pakapoo tickets’
- ‘It is possible to win £60 by marking your ten characters correctly on a green sixpenny pakapoo ticket.’
- ‘Cathedral Street had an impassive old Chinese character selling pakapoo tickets next door to the fruit shop.’
- ‘He was not a drinker and, apart from marking an occasional pakapoo ticket, not a gambler.’
- ‘A serious middle-aged man in shirt sleeves, wearing his hat and gold-rimmed spectacles, sat at one table with brush and ink for the marking of pakapoo tickets.’
- 1.1 Something that is illegible or difficult to decipher.‘some doctors' prescriptions are like a pakapoo ticket’
- ‘It has reduced the fabric of a vital piece of legislation to the proverbial pakapoo ticket.’
- ‘They invariably return to Australia with their luggage plastered with so many labels that it looks like a Chinese pakapu ticket.’
- ‘He lets out a chuckle about "bards who haven't learned to spell and send in copy on pakapoo tickets".’
- ‘The Opposition has presented this pakapu ticket, and masqueraded it as foreign policy.’
- ‘As the bookings for Christmas rolled in, the accommodation chart on which we recorded them came to look like the original pakapoo ticket.’
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