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Now Words and Their Stories, a program in Special English by the Voice of America.

 

It is surprising how many expressions that Americans use everyday came from the card game of poker. For example, you hear the expression "Ace in the hole" used by many people who would never think of going near a poker table. An "Ace in the hole" is any argument plan or thing kept hidden until needed. It is used especially when it can turn failure into success. In poker and most card games, the Ace is the highest and most valuable card. It is often a winning card. In one kind of poker game, the first card to each player is given face down. A player does not show this card to the other players. The other cards are dealt faceup. The players bet money each time they receive another card. No one knows until the end of the game whose hidden card is the winner. Often the Ace in the hold wins the game.

 

Smart card players especially those who play for large amounts of money closely watch the person who deals the cards. They are watching to make sure he is dealing honestly. They want to be sure that he is not dealing off the bottom of the stack of cards. A dealer who is doing that has stacked the deck. He has fixed the cards so that he will get /a/ higher cards. He will win and you will lose. The expression "dealing off the bottom" now means cheating in business as well as in cards. And when someone tells you that the cards are stacked against you, he is saying you do not have a chance to succeed.

 

In a poker game, you do not want to let your opponents know if your cards are good or bad, so having a poker face is important. A poker face never shows any emotion, never expresses either good or bad feelings. No one can learn by looking at your face if your cards are good or bad. People now use poker face in everyday speech to describe someone who shows no emotion.

 

Someone who has a poker face usually is good at bluffing. Bluffing is trying to trick a person into believing something about you that is not true. In poker, you bluff when you bet heavily on a poor hand. The idea is to make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure to win. If they believe you, they are likely to drop out of the game. This means you win the money they have bet. You can do a better job of bluffing if you hold your cards close to your vest. You hold you cards close to you, so no one can see what you have. In everyday speech, holding your cards close to your vest means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking. You are keeping your plans secret. We are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today's program.

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Now words and their stories, a program in special english by the voice of American.

It is surprising how many expressions that Americans use everyday came from the card game of pocker. For example, you hear expression "Ace in the hole" used by many people who would never think of going near a pocker table. and ace in the hole is any argument, plan or thing kept hidden until needed. it is used especially can turn failure into  success. in pocker and most card games , the ace is the highest and most valueable card. it is often a winning card. in one kind of pocker game, the frist card to each player is given face down. a player does not show this card to the other players. the other cards are doubt face up. the players bet money each time they receive another card. no one knows till end of the game who is hidden card is the winner. often the ace in the hole wins the game. Smart card players ,especially those play for large amounts of money closely watch the person who deals the card. they are watching to make sure he is dealling honestly. they want to be sure that he is not dealing off the botom of the stack of the cards. a dealer who is doing that has stack the deck. he has fixed the card so that he will get higher cards, he will win and you will lose. The expression : dealling off the bottom now means cheating  in business as well as in cards . and when someone tells you that the cards are stack against you. he is saying you do not have a chance to succeed. in a pocker game , you do not let your opponent know if your cards is good or bad. so having a pocker's face is important. a pocker face never shows any emotion. never expresses either good or bad feelings. no one can learn by looking  at your face if your cards are good or bad. people are now ues pocker face in everyday's speech to describe someone who shows no emotion. someone who has pocker face usually is good at bluffing. bluffing is trying to trick a person into believing something about you that is not true. in pocker, you bluff when you bet heavily on a poor hand. the idea is to make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure  to win. if they believe you, they are  likely to drop out of the game. this means  you win the money they have bet. you can do a better job of bluffing if you hold your cards close to your vest. you hold you cards  close to you so no one can see what you have, in everyday speech, holding you cards close to you vest means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking . you are keeping your plans secret. we are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoied today 's program.

This special english programme words and their stories was written by Marilyn Rice Christiano. This is Bob Doughty.

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It is surprising how many expressions that Americans use every day came from the card game of poker.

For example, you hear the expression ‘ace in the hole’ used by many people who would never think of going near a poker table. An ace in a hole is any argument, plan or theme kept hidden until needed. It is used especially when it can turn failure into success. In poker and most card games, the ace is the highest and most valuable card. It is often a winning card. In one kind of poker game, the first card to each player is given face down. A player does not show this card to the other players. The other cards are doubt face up. The players bet money each time they receive another card. No one knows until the end of the game whose hidden card is the winner. Often, the ace in the hole wins the game.

Smart card players especially those who play for a large amounts of money. Closely watch the person who deals the cards. They are watching to make sure he is dealing honestly. They want to be sure that he is not dealing of the bottom of the stack of cards. A dealer who is doing that has stacked the deck. He has fixed the cards, so that he would get higher cards. He will win, and you will lose.

The expression ‘dealing of the bottom’ now meas cheating in business as well as in cards. And when someone tells you that the cards are stacked against you, he is saying you do not have a chance to succeed.

In a poker game you do not want to let your opponents know if your cards are good or bad. So having a poker face is important. A poker face never shows any emotion, never expresses either good or bad feelings. No one can learn by looking at your face if your cards are good or bad.

People now use ‘poker face’ in every day’s speech to describe someone who shows no emotion. Someone who has a poker face usually is good at bluffing. Bluffing is trying to trick a person into believing something about you that is not true. In poker, you bluff when you bet heavily on a poor hand. The idea is to make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure to win. If they believe you, they are likely to drop out of the game. This means you win the money they have bet. You can do a better job of bluffing if you hold your cards close to your vest. You hold your cards close to you, so no one can see what you have. In every day’s speech, holding your cards close to your vest means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking. You are keeping your plans secret.

We are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today’s program.

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Now words and their stories,a program in special english by the voice of America. It is surprising how many expressions that American use everyday came from the card game of poker,for example you heard the expression ace in the hole used by many people who will never think of going near a poker table,and ace in the hole is any argument,plan or thing keeped hidden until need it, it is used expecially when it can turn failure into success. In porker and most card games, the ace is the higest and most valuable card,it is often a winning card,in one kind of porker game,the first card to each plaer is given face down,a player does not show this card to the other players,the other cards are guilt face up,the players bet money each time they receive another card, no one knows untill the end of the game whose hidden card is the winner, often the ace in the hole wins the game, smart card players, especially those who play for large mounts of money, closely watch the person who deals the cards, they are watching to make sure he is dealing honestly, they want to be sure that he is not dealing off the bottom of the stack of cards, a dealer who is doing that has stack the deck,he has fix the cards so that he will get higher cards, he will win and you will lose, the expression dealing off the bottom now means cheating in business as well as in cards, and when someone tells you that the cards are stack against you, he is saying you do not have a chance to succeed,in a poker game you do not want to let your opponents know if your cards are good or bad,so having a poker face is important,a poker face never shows any emotion, never express either good or bad feelings, no one can learn by looking at your face, if your cards are good or bad, people now use poker face in everydary speech to describe someone who shows no emotion,someone who has a poker face usually is good at bluffing, bluffing is trying to trick a person into believing something about you that is not true,in poker, you bluff when you heavily on a poor hand, the idea is to make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure to win , if they believe you, they are likely to drop out the game,this means you win the money they have bet, you can do a better job of bluffing, if you hold your cards close to your face , you hold your cards to you, so no one can see what you have,in everyday speech holding your cards to your face means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking, you are keeping your plans secret,we are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today's program, this special english program words and their stories was written by MR,C, this is B.

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Now words and their stories, a program in special english by the voice of American. it is surprising how many expressions that Americans use everyday came from the card game of pocker. For example, you hear expression "ace in the hole" used by many people who would never think of going to a pocker table. and ace in the hole is any argument, plan or thing keeped hidden until needed. it is used especially can turn failure into success. in pocaker and most card games , the ace is the highest and most valueable card. it is ofter a winning card. in one kind of pocker game, the frist card to each player is giving face down. a player does not show this card to the other players. the other cards are nodoubt face up. the players bet money each time they receive another card. no one knows till end of the game who is hidden card is the winner. often the ace in the hole wins the game. smart card players ,especially those play for large amounts of money closely watch the players who deals the card. they are watching to make sure he is dealling honestly. they want to be sure that he is not deal off the botom of the * of the cards. a dealer who is doing that has * the deck. he has fixed the card so that he will get higher cards, he will win and you will lose. the expression : dealling off the bottom now means cheating in business as well as in cards . and when someone tells you the cards are stand against you. he is saying you do not have chance to success. in a pocker game , you do not want your opponent know if your cards is good or bad. so having a pocker's face is important. a pocker face never shows any emotion. never expresses good or bad feelings. no one can learn by looking at your face if your cards are good or bad. people are now ues pocker face in everyday speach to describe someone who shows no emotion. someone who has pocker face usually is good at bluffing. bluffing is trying to trick a person into believing something about you that is not true. in pocker, you bluff when you bet heavily on a poor hand. the idea is make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure to win. if they believe you, they are likely drop out of the game. this means you win the money they have bet. you can do a better job of bluffing if you hold your cards close to your vest. you hold you cards close to you so no one can see what you have, in everyday speech, holding you cards close to you vest means not let others know what you are doing or thinking . you are keeping your plans secrete. we are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoied today 's program.

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It is surprising how many expressions an American use everyday come from the card game of poker. For example, you hear the expression "Ace in the hole" used by many people who would never think of going near a poker table. And "Ace in the hole" is any argument plan or think kept hidden untill needed. It is used especially when it turn failure into success. In poker and most card games, Ace is the highest and the most valuable card. It is often a winning card. In one kind of poker game, the first to each player card is given faced down. A player does not show this card to the other players. The other card are dealt facedup. The player bet money each time they recieved another card. No one knows until the end of the game whose hidden card is the winner. Often "the ace in the hole" wins the game.

The smart card player especially those who play for a large amount of money closely watch the person who deals the cards. They are watching to make sure he is dealing honestly. They want to be sure that he is not dealing off the bottom of the stacker of cards. A dealer who is doing that has stacked the deck. He has fixed the card so that he will get higher cards. He will win and you will lose. The expression "dealing with bottom" now means cheating in the bussiness as well as in cards. And when someone tells you that the cards are stacked against you, he is saying you have no chance to succeed.

In a poker game you do not want to let your opponents know whether your cards are good or bad, So having a poker face is important. A poker face never shows any emotion. Never express any good or bad feelings. No one can learn from looking at his face whether his cards are good or bad. People now use poker face in everyday's speech to describe anyone who shows no emotion.

Someone who has a poker face usually is good at bluffing.  Bluffing is trying to trick a person into to believeing something about you that is not true. In poker, you bluff when you bet heavily on a poor hand. The idea is to make the other people believe you have a strong card and are sure to win. If they believe you, they are likely to drop out of the game. This means you win the money they have bet. You can do a better job of bluffing if you hold you card close to your vest. You hold your card close to you, so no one can see what you have. In everyday speech, holding your cards close to your vest means not letting others know what you are thinking or doing. You are keeping your plan secret. We are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today's programme.

 

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Now words and their stories a program in special English by the voice of the America. It is surprising how many expressions that Americans used every day came from the card game of poker. For example, you hear the expression ace in the hole used by many people who would never think of going near a poker table. An ace in the hole is an argument plan or thing kept hidden until needed. It is used especially when it can turn failure into success. In poker and most card games the ace is the highest and most valuable card. It is often a winning card. In one kind of poker game the first card to each player is giving face down. A player does not show this card to the other players, the other cards are dealt face up. The players bet money each time they receive another card. No one knows until at the end of the game. Whose hidden card is the winner often be ace in the whole wins the game. Smart card players the especially who play for large of mount of money closely watch the person who deals the cards. They are watching to make sure he is dealing honestly. They want to be sure that he is not dealing of the bottom of the stack of cards. A dealer who is doing that has stacked the deck. He has fixed the cards so that he will get a higher card. He will win and you will lose. The expression of dealing of the bottom now means cheating in business as well as in cards and when someone tell you that the card are stuck against you he is say you do not has a chance to succeed. In a poker game you do not want let your *know if your cards are good or bad. So having a poker face is important. A poker face never shows any emotions never express the good or bad feeling. No one can learn by looking at your face. If your cards are good or bad people now used poker face in everyday speech to describe someone shows no emotion. Someone who has a poker face usually is good at bluffing. Bluffing is trying to cheat a person into believe in something about you that is not true. In poker you bluff when you get heavily on a poor hand. The idea is to make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure to win. If they believe you they are likely to druck out of the game. This means you win the money they have bet. You can do a better job of bluffing if you hold your cards close to you vest. You hold your card close to you so no one can see what you have. In everyday speech holding your cards close to your vest means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking. You are keeping your plans secret. We are not laughing when we say we hope you have enjoy today’s program. This special English program words and their stories was written by *.
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 now words and their stories,a program in special English by the voice of America .It is suprising how many expressions that Anmerican use everyday came from the card game of poker.For example ,you hear the expression Ace in the hole used by many people who woule never think of going near a poker table.
and ace in the hole  is any argument, plant or  thing kept in until needed in .It is used espeacially when it can turn failure  into success .in pock and in most games,the ace is the highest and  most valuable card  .it is often a willing card,in one kind of pocker  game, the first card to  each player is given faced down.a palyer does not show this card to the other players.
 the other cards are dealt face up ,the players bet money each time they recieved another card .no one konws until the end of the game who is hinder card is the winner.Often, the ace in the hole wins the game! smart card players especially those who play for large amounts of money closely watch the person who  deals the cards. they are watching to make sure he is dealng  honestly, they want to be sure that he is not dealing off the bottom of the stack of  cards.A dealer who is doing that has stuck the deck . he had fixed the cards so that he will get the higher card ,he will win and you will lose.
 the expression dealing off the bottom now means cheating in business as well as in cards and  when someone tells you that the cards are stuck against you ,he is saying you  do not have a chance to succeed.in a pocker game you don't want your companions know if your cards are good or bad,so having a pocker face is important.A pocker face never shows any emotions ,never expresses either good or bad feelings,no one can learn by looking at your face if your cards are good or bad.people now use pocker face in everyday speech,to describe someone who shows no emotions,someone who has a pocker face usually is good at bluffing.Bluffing is try to trick a person into believing something about you that is not true.In a pocker ,you bluff when you bet heavily on a poor hand.the  idea is to make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure to win.If they believe you,they are
likly to drop out of the game ,this means you win the money they have bet .you can do a better job of bluffing if you hold your cards close to your vest.You hold your cards close to you  so no one can see what you have.in everyday speech,holding your cards close to your vest means not let other people konw what you are
thinking or doing.you are keeping your plans secret.we are not bluffing when we say we are hoping you enjoy today's program [ 本帖最后由 sophermoon 于 2008-7-28 10:36 编辑 ]
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it is surprising how many expressions that Americans use every day card game of poker.For example,you hear the expression ace in the hole used by many people who would never think of going near a poker table.and ace in the hole is any argument plan or thing kept h until needed.it is used specially when it can turn failure into success.in poker and most card game ,the ace is the highest ,and the most valuable card.it is often a winning card.in a kind of poker game ,the first card to each player is given faced out .a player does not show this card to the other players.the other cards are faced up.the players bet money each time they receive another card.no one knows until the end of the game whose card is the winner.often the ace in the hole wins the game .smart card players expecially those who play for large amounts of money,closely watch the person who deals the cards. they are watching to make sure he is dealing honestly.they want to be sure that he is not dealing off the bottom of the of the cards .a dealer who is doing that has sta the dic.he has fixed the cards so that he will get higher cards.he will win and you will lose.the expression dealing off the bottom now means cheating in business as well as in cards.and when someone tells you that the cards are s against you. he is saying you don't have a chance to succeed.inth poker game,you don't want to let your opponants know if your cards are good or bad.so having a poker face is important. a poker face never shows any emotion.never expresses either good or bad feelings .you can learn by looking at your face if your cards are good or bad. people now use poker face in every day speech to describe someone who shows no emotion . someone who has a poker face usually is good at bl.bluffing is trying to cheat a person into believing something about you that is not true.in poker you bluff when you bet heavily on a .your idea is to make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure to win.if they believe you .they arelikely to drop out of the game.this means you win the money they have bet .you can do a better job of bluffing if you holds your cards closely to your vest.you hold your cards closely to you so no one can see what you have.in every day speech holding your cards close to your vest means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking. you are keeping your plans secret.we are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoy today's program.

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 It is surprising how many expressions that Americans use every day came from the card game of poker. For example, you hear the expression “ace in the hole” used by many people who would never think of going near the poker table. And “ace in the hole” is any argument, plan or thing kept hidden until needed. It is used especially when it can turn failure into success. In poker and most card games, the ace is the highest and most valuable card. It is often a winning card. In one kind of poker game, the first card to each player is given face down. A player does not show the card to the other players. The other cards are dealt face up. The player bet money each time they receive another card. No one knows until the end of the game whose hidden card is the winner. Often “ace in the hole” wins the game. Smart card players especially those who play for large amounts of money closely watch the person who deals the cards. They are watching to make sure he is dealing honestly. They want to be sure that he is not dealing off the bottom of the stack of the cards. A dealer who is doing that has stacked the deck. He has fixed cards so that he will get higher cards. He will win and you will lose. The expression “dealing off the bottom” now means cheating in business as well as in cards. And when someone tells you that the cards are stacked against you, he is saying you do not have a chance to succeed. In a poker game, you do not want to let your opponents know if your cards are good or bad. So having a poker face is important. A poker face never shows any emotion, never expresses either good or bad feelings. No one can learn by looking at your face if your cards are good or bad. People now use poker face in everyday speech to describe someone who shows no emotion. Someone who has a poker face usually is good at bluffing. Bluffing is trying to trick a person into believing something about you that is not true. In poker you bluff when you bet heavily on a poor hand. The idea is to make the other player believe you have strong cards and are sure to win. If they believe you, they are likely to drop out of the game. This means you win the money they have bet. You can do a better job of bluffing if you hold your cards close to your vest. You hold your cards close to you so no one can see what you have. In everyday speech, holding yours cards close to your vest means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking. You are keeping your plans secret. We are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today’s programk

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Now words and their stories a programme in special English by the voice of America

 

It is surprising how many expressions that Americans use every day came from the card game of poker.

For example, you hear the expression“ace in the Whole used by many people who would never think of going near a poker table. And “ace in the whole” is any argument,plan or thing kept hidden until you need it. It is used especially when it can turn failure into success.

In poker and most card games, an ace is the highest and most valuable card; it is often a winning card.

 

In one kind of poker game, the first card to each player is given face down. A player does not show this card to the other players.  The other cards are doubt face up. The players bet money each time they receive another card. No one knows until the end of the game whose hidden card is the winner. Often, the A in the whole wins the game.

 

Smart card players especially those who play for large amounts of money closely watch the person who deals the cards. They are watching to make sure he is dealing honestly. They want to be sure that he is not dealing of the bottom of the steak of the cards.

A dealer who is doing that has staked the deck. He has fixed the cards so that he will get higher card. He will win and you will lose. The expression “dealing of the bottom” now means cheating in business as well as in cards, and when someone tells you that cards are staked against you. He is saying you do not have a chance to succeed.

 

In the poker game you do not want let your ponnerts know if your cards are good or bad. So having a poker face is important. A poker face never shows any emotion, never expresses either bad or good feelings. No one can learn by looking at your face if your cards are good or bad. People now use “poker face” in every day speech to describe someone who shows no emotion. Someone who has a poker face usually is good at bluffing.

 

Bluffing is trying to track person into believing something about you that is not true. In poker you bluff when you badly have a poor hand. The idea is to make other players believe that you have strong cards and are sure to win. If they believe you, they are likely to drop up the game. This means you win the money they have bet .

You can do a better job of bluffing if you hold your cards close to your west. You hold your card close to you so no one can see what you have. In every day speech, holding your cards to your west means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking. You are keeping your plans secret. We are not laughing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today’s programme.

 

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Now, word and their stories, a program in Special English by the Voice of America.

It is surprising how many expressions that Americans use every day gain from the card game of poker. For example, you hear the expression "ace in the hole" used by many people who would never think of going near a poker table. An "ace in the hole" is any argument, plan or thing kept hidden until needed. It is used especially when it can turn failure into success.

In poker and most card games, the ace is the highest and most valuable card. It is often a winning card. In one kind of poker game, the first card to each player is given face down. A player does not show this card to the other players. The other cards are dealt face up. The players bet money each time they receive another card. No one knows until the end of the game whose hidden card is the winner. Often, the ace in the hole wins the game.

Smart card players, especially those who play for large amounts of money, closely watch the person who deals the cards. They are watching to make sure he is dealing honestly. They want to be sure that he is not dealing of the bottom of the stack of cards. A dealer who is doing that has stacked the deck. He hfas fixed the cards so that he will get higher cards. He will win and you will lose.

The expression, dealing off the bottom, now means cheating in business, as well as in cards. And when someone tells you that the cards are stacked against you, he is saying you do not have a chance to succeed.

In a poker game you do not want to let your opponents know if your cards are good or bad. So having a poker face is important. A poker face never shows any emotion, never expresses either good or bad feelings. No one can learn by looking at your face if your cards are good or bad. People now use poker face in everyday speech to describe someone who shows no emotion. Someone who has a poker face usually is good at bluffing. Bluffing is trying to trick a person into believing something about you that is not true.

In poker,you bluff when you bet heavily on a poor hand.The idea is to make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure to win. If they believe you, they are likely to drop out of the game. This means you win the money they have bet.

You can do a better job of bluffing if you hold your cards close to your vest. You hold your cards close to you so no one can see what you have. In everyday speech, holding your cards close to your vest means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking. You are keeping your plans secret.

We are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today's program.

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Now,words and their stories,a program in Special English by the Voice of America.

 

It is surprising how many expressions does an American use everyday came from a card game of poker.For example,you hear the expression “eighth in the hole” used by many people who is never think of going near poker table,and “the eighth in the hole” is any argument,plan or thing kept in until needed.It is used especially when it can turn familiar with success.

 

In poker and most card games,the eighth is the highest and most valuable card.It is often a winning card.In one kind of poker game,the first card to each player is given “face down”,a player does not show this card to the other players.The other card are dealt “face up”,the players bet money each time they received another card.No one knows until the end of the game,whose hidden card is the winner.Often the eighth in the hole wins the game.

 

Smart card players,especially those who play for a large amount of money,closely watch the person who deals with card.They are watching off the ___ of the stack of card.The dealer who is doing that has stacked the dack.He has fixed the cards so that he will get higher card.He will win and you will lose.

 

The expression “dealing off the ____” now means cheating in business,as well as in cards.And when someone tells you that the card are stacked against you,he is saying “you do not have a chance to succeed”.

 

In the poker game,you do not want to let your honest know if your cards are good or bad.So having a poker face is important.A poker face never shows any emotion,never express either good or bad feeling.No one can learn by looking at your face if your cards are good or bad.People now use “poker face” in everyday sppech to describe someone who shows no emotion.

 

Someone who has a poker face usually is good at laughing.Laughing is trying to trick a person into believing something ___ you that is not true.In poker,you ___ when you have bad heavily on the poor hand.The idea is to make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure to win.If they believe you,they are likely to drag out of the game.This means you win the money they have bet.

 

You can do a better job of ___ if you hold your card close to your vest.You hold your card close to you so no one conceive what you have.In everyday speech,holding your card close to your vest means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking,you are keeping your plans secret.We are not laughing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today’s program.

 

This Special English program “Words and their Stories” is written by ________.This is ___________.

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Now words and their stories a program in special english by the voice of America, It is surprising how many expressions that Amricans use every day, came from the card game of poker, for example, you hear the expression ace in the hole used by many people, who would never think of going near a poker table. An ace in the hole is an argument , plan or think keept hidden until needed. It is used  especially when it can turn failure into success, in poker and most card games, the ace is the highest and most valuable card, it is often a winning card, in one kind of  poker game the first card to each player is given face down, A player does not show this card to the other players, the other cards are dealt face up. The players bet money each time they receive another card, no one knows until the end of the game, whose hidden  card is the winner, often the ace in the hole wins the game. 
Smart card players  esspecially those who play for large amounts of money, colsely  watch the person who deals the cards, they are watching to make sure he is dealing honestly, they want to be sure that he is not dealing off the bottom of the stack of cards, a dealer who is doing that has stacked the deck, he has fixed the cards so that he will get higher cards, he will win, and you will lose.

 


The expression,dealing off the bottom, now means cheating in business as well as in cards, and when someone tells you that the cards are stacked against you , he is saying you do not have a chance to succeed, in a poker game , you do not want to let your opponents know if your cards are good or bad, so having a poker face is important, a poker face never shows any emotion, never expresses either good or bad feelings, no one can learn  C by looking at your face  C if your cards are good or bad, people now use poker face in everyday speech to describe someone who shows no emotion, someone who has a poker face usually is good at bluffing,Bluffing  is trying to trick a person into believing something about you that  is not true, in poker you bluff when you bet heavily on a poor hand, the idea is  make the other players believe you have strong cards and are sure to win, if they believe you ,they are likely to drop out of the game, this means you win the money they have bet, you can do a better job of bluffing  if you hold your cards close to your  vest, you  hold your cards close to you so no one can see  what you have, in everyday speech, holding your cards close  to your vest  means not letting other  know what you are doing or thinking, you are keeping you plans secret, we are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today's program

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