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juice racket

An illegal money-lending operation in which exorbitantly high interest is charged on the amount lent; an act or instance of criminal usury. The notorious gangster was finally brought down for running a years-long juice racket. New legislation is being introduced to clamp down on juice rackets that have been bleeding innocent people dry.
See also: juice, racket

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.
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A tennis fan tries to sell one of Andy Murray's old rackets for PS10,000 in the new series of TV auction show Four Rooms.
She confirmed once again that it was Prime Minister Zoran Zaev who told the Public Prosecutor's Office about the Racket case.
THE Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) vowed to clamp down on work visa rackets and enforce the law on violators.
"The CX Series is our flagship racket launch for 2019 and has been designed solely with the players' needs in mind," said Kiyoshi Ikawa, Head of Product Planning & Promotion of Sumitomo Rubber Group, owner of the Dunlop brand.
This low-impact racket sport is a cross between tennis and pingpong.
A dozen people have since been arrested for alleged involvement in the racket, wherein carcass meat was collected from dumpyards in and around the city and stored in cold storage and later supplied to city restaurants and departmental stores.
A police spokesperson informed media that one of the betting rackets was located within the vicinity of Sabzazar police station.
"I changed the racket earlier this year," Djokovic said, (https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/948164/Monte-Carlo-Masters-2018-Novak-Djokovic-Roger-Federer) as per Express .
Pacquiao, went to GenSan, the Senate President was there, too, because it was important enough to investigate a long, simpering racket involving right of way payments and a long, long racket of fake titles being issued right under our noses,' Gordon said.
Rawalpindi -- A woman lodged a complaint with City Police Officer Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi and appealed to him to get her young sister freed from the clutches of an alleged 'sex racket' operating within the limits of Police Station Airport, informed sources on Tuesday.
FOLLOWING Delhi Police Crime Branch's busting of a kidney racket, another raid was conducted at Batra Hospital -- suspected to be involved in the same racket -- and the doctors are on radar.
This led to him writing The Racket, now published in paperback.
Santa Rosa, CA, October 28, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Tennisracket.me, a new tennis website, has developed a proprietary algorithm that provides a player with a perfect tennis racket.
Global Banking News-July 19, 2016--Chinese underground banking racket busted
After missing a break point early in the third set, Djokovic bounced his racket angrily on the ground and then looked round in horror as it flew towards a line judge.