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Re: Turn-up for the books - what does it mean?

Posted by ESC on December 07, 2001

In Reply to: Re: Turn-up for the books - what does it mean? posted by James Briggs on December 07, 2001

: : : Could anyone who knows about this phrase let me know by email? I'd be very keen to find out.

: : : andrew.bremner@psy.ox.ac.uk

: : : cheers,

: : : Andy

: : It means anthing or something unexpected as in:
: : "Wow, I got a raise AND a bonus today, what a turn for the books"

: My guess that it's got something to do with the odds in a Bookmakers 'book'. If you come up with a surprise, it overturns the accepted odds quoted - a turn-up.

I have heard: "That's one for the record books."