three-card trick


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to three-card trick: Find the Lady

three-card trick

n
(Card Games) a game in which players bet on which of three inverted playing cards is the queen
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Quite a little parlour game-- sort of three-card trick, is it not.
I don't think it's any good a government making laws tougher as, when it comes down to the judges, look at what they do - fall for the three-card trick that the perpetrator has changed his ways etc then let them off.
Gorgeous George certainly created a brouhaha in the Commons this year when he pulled the proverbial rabbit from the hat and followed it up with a three-card trick that left Ed Milliband looking lost, while Tory backbenchers danced in the aisles.
THE Birmingham office of global property consultants Cushman & Wakefield has completed a three-card trick - with new acquisitions for Card Factory in the West Midlands.
GATESHEAD were hit by a three-card trick at Alfreton Town as they threw away the three points that would have distanced themselves from the Conference Premier relegation zone.
However, con-men were in abundance at the April 1890 races and the Western Mail reported: "Outside the ring were the usual appliances for plucking the pigeons, such as the three-card trick and a sort of monkey lottery, new to Cowbridge.
Here an even bigger group is engrossed in a three-card monte game also known as the three-card trick.
To win a big one often requires a three-card trick to be played on a blindfolded handicapper, and improving three-year-olds make the perfect vehicle.
GRAHAM POLL Croatia v Australia, 2006 The Hertfordshire whistler's three-card trick saw him book Croatia's Josip Simunic once more than top referees recommend
Yes, sadly the British public did buy the Tory three-card trick, and 30 years later there's a danger they may do so again.
But unfortunately Morton fell for the three-card trick - then it was a pretty quick exit after that.