Subbing the greyhound results

fishvanda

Member
Hungarian
Hello,

Could you please explain the meaning of subbing the greyhound results? Thank you!! :)

Context: a newspaper is trying to find evidence in a murder investigation but they can't find anything.

A: << Excesive quotation deleted >>
She's got Helen and Dan to bounce off. And Pete's better infantry than you give him credit for.

B: Don't tell me how to rearrange my staff. And if you don't fancy subbing the greyhound
results, start looking for another job. << Deleted >>

Source: State of Play - 1x03 (BBC drama/thriller)
 
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  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    To sub = to sub-edit. Sub-editing is a job in a newspaper office which consists of proofreading a journalist's story and shortening it if necessary to fit the space available. To sub-edit the greyhound results (which greyhound won each race, and the betting odds on them) would be the most boring and lowly job in the office.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    subbing the greyhound results = "... being removed from the investigation and, instead, doing the job of sub-editing the dog-racing results..."
     
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