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bucket shop

Chiefly Brit any small business that cannot be relied upon, esp one selling cheap airline tickets
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market in 1907 was something called "the bucket shops," which were betting saloons where people could spend the day, take out highly leveraged loans and make side bets on the performance of the markets.
Some bucket shops took the customer's money but never made the trade, the operator would simply throw the order in the garbage pail--the bucket.
In 1898 Ade wrote his first fable in slang, The Blond Girl Who Married a Bucket Shop Man, establishing a formula of colloquial expressions, irregular capitalizations, characters out of everyday life, and a moral frequently seasoned with impertinence.
ARH's lineage made it everything I imagined a bucket shop was supposed to be.
Employees of The Bucket Shop in Timmins celebrate their Judges' Choice Award.
Do you remember when you had to rely on Ceefax and Teletext or sit in a bucket shop for hours to get late deals and up-to-date travel information?
The deal is set to land Travelselect's founders Vimal and Gill Khosla a rare internet fortune of almost pounds 8 million and propels online bucket shop Lastminute towards producing its first-ever profit by June.
The Bucket Shop is currently undergoing a $10-million expansion, which involves the construction of a brand-new facility that's expected to be complete and operational by Christmas.
"We're not a bucket shop, even with a name like Low Cost Vans we try and give really good service.