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beggar-my-neighbour

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1. (Card Games) a card game in which one player tries to win all the cards of the other player
2. (modifier) relating to or denoting an advantage gained by one side at the expense of the other: beggar-my-neighbour policies.
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Noun1.beggar-my-neighbour - a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cardsbeggar-my-neighbour - a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cards
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
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June - who was appointed a dame at Buckingham Palace last year for her services to drama and entertainment - scored her first starring role as Rose Garvey in 1966's Beggar My Neighbour.
1963 beggar my neighbour June played hard-up but snobbish Rose, who lives with husband Gerald next door to well-off sister Lana Butt (Pat Coombs) and husband Harry (Reg Varney).
"If governments respond by enacting policies that divert growth from other countries, this 'beggar my neighbour' tactic will simply foster instability elsewhere.
His colleague Coun Barry Henley added: "is is very much a beggar my neighbour development." He accused planners of using 'awed arguments' to push the scheme and that developer St Modwen had 'manipulated the Longbridge legacy to maximise their proPSts'.
14 Who played Reg Varney's wife Lana Butt in 1967 sitcom Beggar My Neighbour? 15 Which early Corrie character was played by Jennifer Moss?
Beggar My Neighbour. POP CORNER 1 Stray Cats; 2 Jools Holland; 3 Rihanna.
I know why Birmingham politicians support HS2, but I say Birmingham should not follow a "beggar my neighbour" policy on high speed rail.
Former health minister and north Warwickshire MP Mike O'Brien warned the "beggar my neighbour" policy would hit George Eliot hard.
Mr Gilmore said: "The Fianna Fail approach is simple - it's called beggar my neighbour.
But TV offered him stardom through the Rag Trade and Beggar My Neighbour, before Buses.
To judge from the outcome of the recent UN World Food Conference in Rome, this is a serious challenge as the reaction of many countries has been to hang on to what they have, ie "beggar my neighbour" as UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said.