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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 by Special English by the Voice of America It is surprising how many expressions that Americans use everyday gain from the card game of poker .For example you hear the expression "ace in the hole ",used by many people who never think going near a table .An "ace in the hole " is any arguement planned or seen kept hided until needed .It used specially when it can turn failure into success.In poker and most card games ,the ace is the highest and the most valueable card ,it is often a winning 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 dealt face up .The player bets 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 who play for a large amount of money ,closely watch the person who deals the cards .They are watching to mak sure he is dealing the cards honestly .They want to sure that he is not dealing off the bottom of the stack of cards .A dealer who is doing bad 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 asin cards .And when someone tells you that the cards are stacked agaist you ,he is saying "you don't have a chance to succeed"In the poker game ,you do not want to let your opponent 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 while looking at your face if your cards are good or bad .People now are 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 other player believe you have 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 you have bet .You can do a better job of bluffing if you hold your cards close to your waist .You hold your cards to you ,someone can see what you have .In everyday speech holding your cards to your waist means not letting others know what you are doing or thinking ,you are keeping your plans secrectly.we are not bluffing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today's program . This is Special English words and their stories written by Marilyn Chistiano.This is Bob Doughty.
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