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How did “passing the buck” originate?

January 16, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Poker

This expression, which means shifting responsibility, originated in the cardroom. In various card games a counter or marker is placed on the table before one of the players to remind him of his turn to deal. This marker, which is to prevent mistakes as to the position of the deal, is called the buck and …

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What is a fourflusher?

January 11, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Poker

A fourflusher, in common parlance, is a bluffer, braggart or cheat. The term originated in the popular indoor diversion known as poker. In this card game a flush consists of five cards of the same suit, all spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs. If a player gets four cards of one suit and one card of …

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