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

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homework Now “words and their stories”, a program in special English by the Voice Of America. It's surprising how many expresion that Americans are used everyday came from the card game of poker. For example,you hear the expresion "Ace in the hole" used by many people who has never think of going near the poker table. and "Ace in the hole" is any argument plan or think kept hidden until needed. It's used especially when it can turn failure into success.In poker and most card games ,Ace is the highest and most valuable card. It's ofen a winning card ,in one kind of poker game , the first card to each player is given face down .a plaryer does not show this card to the other players.the other cards are dealt faceup.a player bet money each time when they recieve another card.no one knows until the end of the game whose hidden the card is the winner. Ofen Ace in the hold wins the game.smart card players especially those who play for large amouts 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 fixedcard so that he'll get a highest card .he will win and you will lost .expersion "dealing off the bottom" now means cheating in business as well as in cards.and when someone tells you that a card are stacked against you ,he is said you do not have a chance to succeed.in the poker game you do not want to let your partner know if your cards are good or bad.so having a poker face is important.a poker face nerver shows any emotion.never express either good or bad feelings ,no one can learn by looking at your face if you cards are good or bad.people now used poker face in everyday speach to describ some who shows no emotion.someone who has poker face usually is good at bluffing. Bluffing is tying 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 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 card close to you,so no one cosider what is you have.in everday speech "hold your card close to your vest" means not letting others know what are you doing or thinking.you are keeping you plan secret.we are not bluffing when we said we hope you enjoyed today's program. This Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Rice Christiano. This is Bob Doughty
任何东西都可被替代。往事,记忆,失望,时间……都可以被替代。但是你不能无力自拔
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