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all bets are off

Indicates that a future event appears uncertain, especially one that before seemed more certain.


  • Originally used by sports bookmakers, and in particular horseracing. The bookmaker is not taking any more bets and all existing bets placed on the competition are now null and void. This may have been because the race was cancelled, the starting lineup was substantially changed, or due to an irregularity in the conduct of the race.

Submitted on July 07, 2010


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všechny sázky jsou vypnuty

Alle Wetten sind aus

tous les paris sont levés

tutte le scommesse sono chiuse

omnes sponsionibus sunt off

все ставки сделаны

سارے شرط بند ہیں

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