scoop the pool

scoop the pool

To win all, most, or the most coveted of the available awards or rewards in some competition. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The film scooped the pool at the awards ceremony last night, winning the three top prizes for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Among online retailers, the new company clearly scooped the pool this year, capturing an incredible 70% of the market.
See also: pool, scoop

scoop the pool (or the kitty)

be completely successful; gain everything.
In gambling games, the pool or kitty is the total amount of money that is staked.
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A horse who wins one of six nominated novice chases and goes on to win any chase at the Cheltenham Festival will scoop the pool.
Soccerjackpot can scoop the pool in the digibet Casino Claiming Stakes.
The money will go elsewhere now, other cities will scoop the pool and we have ourselves to blame.
20) came with a dazzling late run to scoop the pool at Doncaster.
If you can't resist a tickle I suggest perming Superior Premium, Nuclear Debate, Gaelic Storm and Surveyor to scoop the pool.
Indications are that Jockey Club Racecourses will scoop the pool through applications for Epsom, Sandown, Haydock and Wincanton.
Twos sweep on holes 2, 11 and 16: Hole in one for Paul Hill on Dicken's Dilemma to scoop the pool for Paul and his partner Darren Bell.
They are hoping to scoop the pool for solutions to a whole range of diseases.
The odds on the bet being won by a single pounds 2 line punter are 33-1 with the Tote, and Petrie explained: "Although it will be difficult, history proves it can be done, and it would be amazing if a single pounds 2 winner can scoop the pool.
Bishop Auckland dominated the first division in their record-breaking season and would have expected their players to feature in the individual honours, but possibly not to scoop the pool.
MARTIN PIPE is hogging the market for Saturday's pounds 100,000 Tote Gold Trophy at Newbury and bookies' think he's odds-on to scoop the pool.
Gough knew he had three balls to scoop the pool, and scoop it he did with his final ball.
To scoop the pool, the winners of six races (races 7 through 12) have to be picked which is not obviously not easy but with a possible reward of pounds 25k plus on offer to a sole winner there are sure to be plenty willing to give it a go.
Alan Pickering, the author of a report on reforming the pensions system, said: "We have got the balance wrong at the moment in that somebody who is 64 and on a pension can scoop the pool when the scheme goes belly up.
That's just enough - by one point - to scoop the pool and give him our world champion prize of pounds 35,000.