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turf, the

noun phrase

The work and venue of a prostitute; the street: During early years ''on the turf,'' as the saying went, she was thrifty and ambitious/ I didn't want to lose her, now that she was ready for the track

[1860+; fr an analogy between the prostitute's work and that of a racehorse]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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