follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

Willingness to take risks, as in His sporting blood won't let him stay away from the races. This idiom uses sporting in the sense of “associated with gambling.”
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for sporting

11
14
Scrabble Words With Friends