In Reply to: A knocking bet posted by Tony on October 21, 2008 at 08:05:
: Can you please tell me where the phrase "A knocking bet" comes from?
I'm no gambler but I recall that in various card games (and in dominoes) if you can't go, you knock. So I suppose a 'knocking bet' means that that your opponents won't contest it because it is a certainty. But I bet I'm wrong.