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make book

To accept bets laid on the outcome of some contest, especially a race or sporting event. It doesn't sound like too many odds-makers were going to make book on the race.
See also: book, make
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

make book

Accept bets on a race, game, or contest, as in No one's making book on the local team. This expression uses book in the sense of "a record of the bets made by different individuals." [Mid-1800s]
See also: book, make
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make book

To accept bets on a race, game, or contest.
See also: book, make
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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