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(Belated) Sunday Word: Parlay

par·lay [pär′lā]:
origin: [1820] American, via Italian parolo or French paroli; from Latin pār= pair.

noun
Sum of the original stake combined with its winnings.
If the player wins 2, then bets that same 2, which wins them 4 = a parlay.

verb
To take the winnings of one gamble and place them on another.

Informal: To take the benefits of anything, including one's own talents or achievements, and use them to procure something else of value; to successfully exploit an opportunity.

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