From the movie The Wolf of Wall Street:

Do you jerk off?
Do I... Do I jerk off? Yeah. Yeah, I jerk off. Yeah.
How many times a week?
Like three or four. Three or four times, maybe five.
Gotta pump those numbers up. Those are rookie numbers in this racket. I myself, I jerk off at least twice a day.

What does the guy mean by in this racket?


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Racket as in protection racket (organized crime). Here it is used jokingly to mean any sort of business or activity. I guess it's a kind of synecdoche and it probably originated in the US in 1930's.

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