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[word-lover] 【整理】2008-07-20 Words and Their Stories

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Now “words and their stories”, a program in special English by the Voice Of America.

   It’s surprising how many expressions that are Americans used everyday. Came to the Card game of porker. For example, you hear the expression” A in the hole” used by many people who is never think of going near a poker table. And “ A in the hole” is the any argument plan or thing kept hidden until needed. It is used especially when it contains failure into success.

In poker and most card games, the “A” is the highest and most valuable card. It is often a wining card. In one kind of poker games, 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 deaed 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 hole wins the game.

Smart card players especially those who play for large amount of money closely watching 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 standker// cards”. A dealer who is doing that has “satke// 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 of” now means cheating in business as well as in cards. And when someone tells you that the cards are stand// against you, he is saying you do not have a chance to succeed.

In a poker game you do not want to let your acomneys// know if your cards are good or bad. So having a “poker face” is important. A poker face never shows any emotion, neither 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’s day speech to describe someone who shows no emotion.

Someone who has a poker face usually is good at bloghff//. Bloghtff is trying to chaker a person into believing you have something about you but it’s not true. In poker you bloghff when you have a badly on a poor hand. The idea is to make 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 debt.

You can do a better job of bloghffing// if you “hole your cards close to your vest”. you hole your cards close to you so no one could see what you have. In every day speech, holding your cards close to your vest means not letting others know what’s your doing or thinking. You are keeping your plans secret.

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

This special program “words and their stories” was written by Milly Poshal Anno. This is Bob Dudy.

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