play the ponies

play the ponies

 and play the horses
to wager on horse races. I used to play the ponies every afteroon during the summer. Then Iran out of money.
See also: play, pony
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Poland and Germany, it also seeks to speak to two widely divergent audiences -- lovers of classical music and folks who play the ponies.
People can also buy porn, play the ponies and take care of all manner of personal business within steps of the former World Trade Center.
Over the years, I've found the best way to deal with these non-entities who don't play the ponies is to just ignore them until they return to their grey, dull world.
I dealt with Art a lot, and he was a character - always good-natured, and loved to play the ponies,'' Matthews said.
He also stopped by the IP's Race & Sports Book - where they play the ponies - to see first-hand if there was still a line on the Colts.
Over the years, I've found the best way to deal with non-entities who don't play the ponies is to just ignore them until they return to their grey, dull world.
I don't drink or smoke or play the ponies, so this is something that I really like to do.