sporting blood


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sporting blood

Willingness to take risks, as in His sporting blood won't let him stay away from the races. This idiom uses sporting in the sense of "associated with gambling."
See also: blood, sporting
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The eight-time world champion, has sporting blood coursing through his veins and was born the day his father won a local speed skating championship in his home town, the northeastern port city of Tianjin.
Russian adventurers explained why they attempted to do this, saying: "We have the sporting blood and we aim to overcome our health problems.
SPORTING blood runs through Huntly goalie Ross Bremner's family and he's hoping to keep the name in lights today.
It seems to me the connections of High Chaparral do not have enough sporting blood in their veins to give the public not only what they wish to see, but also what they (and the St Leger) deserve.
And the sporting blood runs in the family, as Georgia's younger brother Jolyon, 12, is a budding footballer.
BMW's answer, with the newlyfacelifted 3 Series saloon and estate (or Touring, in Bavarian), has been to mark itself out again as the manufacturer whose sporting blood is the purest.