Posted by ESC on October 23, 2003
In Reply to: The Morning Line posted by David on October 23, 2003
: In Damon Runyon's great books a horse racing gambler who has lost all his money is said to have nothing left but "the morning line". This is also the name of a Channel 4 (UK) programme about horse racing.
: Does anyone know where the phrase comes from, how it comes to mean what it does.
From the Horse Racing Glossary online at http://www.ildado.com/horse_racing_glossary02.html%20
Morning Line - Approximate odds quoted before wagering begins.