" took " does it also mean "our losses ?"

geethu

Member
India, English
Actually the sentence is "Liverpool’s victory on the night took us for six figures" can i also say "Liverpool’s victory on the night cost us in six figures"?
 
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    It would have been helpful if you had given the background to this statement - please note:
    ___________ BACKGROUND What is background? What is context? CONTEXT ___________


    But I think you understand this right.
    It is a quote from Ladbroke's - a large UK bookmaker - commenting on the impact for them of Liverpool's victory. Apparently they had to pay out a lot of money (somewhere between £100,000 and £999,999) because many people had bet on Liverpool to win.
     

    geethu

    Member
    India, English
    Thanks. The context is right (Yes its Ladbrokes). I'm translating a piece on the betting going on for the games. but I wasn't sure if it meant losses or gains.
     
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