But in any sort of struggle between them, the smart money was on Frank.
The smart money said he would make captain before the year was out.
The smart money is with the older home owner these days.
"But the smart money is still on you turning 30."
For the smart money, the point is to get there before the crowd.
The smart money says it will never come to that.
But right now the smart money must be feeling pretty dumb.
The smart money was on half a century, at the outside.
The ones who left, then, could be the smart money.
But that does not mean the smart money is necessarily on a bill's being passed.