Using the methods it does, the "bucket shop" is twice dishonored.
In fact, if he offers to do so, it looks as though he were running a bucket shop.
Once bit, twice shy; and as for the bucket shop, I'll have none of it.
Creed is as akin to righteousness as a 'bucket shop' to the kingdom of heaven.
The "bucket shop," like the lottery and the faro bank, finds its profits in its customers' losses.
It made Rockefeller's little kerosene speculation look like a bucket shop.
The term "bucket shop," as now applied in the United States, was first used in the late '70s.
A bucket shop is destroyed if it loses its supply of quotations.
The wealth the chief "bucket shop" men of the country have acquired proves this.
Well, said he, thats all right, but I knew a man that made a whole barrel out of a bucket shop.
: A sleazy bucket-shop operation
A place where very dubious stocks, commodities, real estate, etc, are sold, often by telephone solicitation
[1880+; origin uncertain; bucket, ''cheat, swindle,'' is attested in 1812 and may be the source; another account has illicit traders sending down by elevator for ''another bucketful'' of dupes]