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

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Now,words and their story, a program in special english by the voice of America,it is surprising how many expression by the American use everyday came from the card game poker. For example, you hear the expression ACE in the hole used by many people who'll never think of going near a poker table.and ACE in a hole is any argument plan or things kept secret until needed,it is used specially when it contain failure into success. In poker and most card games, the ACE is the hightest 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, the player does not show this card to the other players, the other cards are **** face up, the player get money each time they receive another card, no one knows untill the end of the game who is hidden card is the winner. Often, the A in the hole win to game,Smart card players are specially both who play for 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 shown that he is not dealing off the bottom of the stacks of cards. A dealer sho is doing that has step the deck, he has fixed the cards so that he will get prior card,he will win and you will lose. Expression "dealing off the bottom" now mean cheating in business as well as in cards. And when someone tell you that the cards are step against you , he is saying you do not have a chance to succed. In a poker game, you do not want to let your opponents to know if your cards are bad or good, 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 use poker face in everyday speech to describe someone who shows no emotion. Someone who has a poker face usually is good at glancing, glancing is tring to trigger a person into believing something about you is not true. In poker you bluff when you bet heavilly 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 debt, you can do a better job of glancing 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 everyone 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 glancing when we say we hope you have enjoyed today's program.
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