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racket

1. A great deal of noise or a loud commotion. What's all that racket, kids? There's an awful racket outside the house.
2. A fraudulent scam or money-making operation. He's always cooking up some racket or another to get rich quick. The mob uses legitimate businesses to conceal the rackets it runs to earn its real profits.
3. slang Any business or occupation, especially one that provides an easy and profitable living. I've got a pretty good racket going between writing my novel and doing freelance work in the evening.

land so poor it wouldn't even raise a fuss

 and land too poor to raise a racket on
Rur. land where nothing will grow. I inherited two hundred acres from my uncle, but it's land so poor it wouldn't even raise a fuss. The soil's exhausted. That land is so poor it wouldn't even raise a fuss. Jill can grow a garden anywhere, even on land too poor to raise a racket on.
See also: even, fuss, land, poor, raise

juice racket

n. a racket where exorbitant interest is charged on loans. (Underworld.) The cops got one of the leaders of the juice racket.
See also: juice, racket

racket

1. n. noise. Cut out that racket! Shut up!
2. n. a deception; a scam. This is not a service station; it’s a real racket!
3. n. any job. I’ve been in this racket for twenty years and never made any money.
References in classic literature ?
"What do you mean by making such a racket?" asked the shaggy man, sternly.
tear down the fence!" Then there was a racket of ripping and tearing and smashing, and down she goes, and the front wall of the crowd begins to roll in like a wave.
There was a winch for the pulling in of the slack; the outgoing line being controlled by a racket. There was invariably one man at least, day and night, on the tower to attend to it.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Apr 4 (ANI): Two persons including one girl have been arrested after a racket allegedly involved in extorting people through honey trapping was busted, police said on Thursday.
To make this complicated procedure much easier tennisracket.me has simplified the process by which a tennis player can easily find a racket. The proprietary algorithm available at the website helps a tennis player to find the most suitable racket according to their playing style easily.
However, especially during the manufacturing design process, the effects of manipulating a racket, with optimal specifications defined under simulated or laboratory conditions, are usually based on the player's subjective evaluation (Statham, 2007).
In addition, a racket with a small moment of inertia is easy to swing but gives less power, i.e.
Also during the four days event, Raymond Kelly won a racket signed by Mansour Bahrami, the Iranian legendary tennis player and Angelyn Solanki won another racket signed by Stefan Edberg.
The record time for stringing a racket stands at around nine minutes but Roger can spend half an hour working to the exacting requirements of the top seeds.
Because a player will be pushing a wheelchair while holding a racket, the grip needs to allow as much mobility as possible.
A good pair of tennis shoes, some tennis balls and a racket are the only must-have requirements to play the game.
A racket containing 100 small chambers loaded with moving metal pellets may help players avoid tennis elbow while improving the accuracy and power of their shots.
"I can't think of a better place to play with a racket made with real gold than Wimbledon," said Serena.
When a tennis ball collides with a racket, Ramnath explained, all three parts of the system--the ball, the strings, and the frame--are distorted by the impact.
These grommets were used successfully by a racket manufacturer at one time to promote the sale of their rackets and it is this I am suggesting you do with your product.