Posted by Bob on August 19, 2002

In Reply to: Help! posted by Lesley on August 19, 2002

: I have been searching for the phrase "five will get you ten" and can't find it. I know it is used in the song "Mack the Knife." Does anyone know what it means/it's origin?
: Thanks!
: Lesley

It's betting parlance. Betting 5 (dollars, pounds, matchsticks) will get you (win for you) 10 (dollars, etc.) In other words, even odds.