card sharp

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Noun1.card sharp - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card gamescard sharp - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
card player - someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games
chiseler, chiseller, defrauder, grifter, scammer, swindler, gouger - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
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Had I known that monsieur was a professional card sharp I had not been so ready to be drawn into the game," he said.
The shirt is controversially plastered with the name of a 'digital finance company', which frankly is the same as calling a card sharp a 'surreptitious pasteboard manipulator'.
In this hour-long offering, Noel helps to change the lives of more hopeful players while keeping a poker face worthy of any seasoned card sharp.
The Italian card sharp had the audacity to castigate Wayne Rooney for the same thing, although Shrek explained he was merely pointing and waving at a passing aircraft.
Are you a card sharp, a Malibu mermaid or a dishcloth diva?
There's a sliver of an intriguing idea percolating around in ``DAG,'' but it's undermined by the slew of tiresomely wacky supporting characters (the first lady's secretary is an ex-con and card sharp - no credibility problems there) and glib, preprocessed punchlines.
Kubo, normally as poker-faced as a card sharp, actually seemed to be enjoying this stretch (for him) of a role, doing the required tap dancing as though he'd been ready to hoof his way along for years.
Waterloo card sharp Andrew Gee is USA bound after he won his way through to the final of the Redtooth UK Pub Poker tournament at The Orleans Casino in Las Vegas.
So what on earth were the pair of them thinking when they tried to stitch up our Parliamentary democracy with a sleight of hand to make a card sharp blush?
Once ranked the top player in Europe, the 43-year-old Carmarthen card sharp threw the pair out on to the street before changing the locks and furiously typing the discovery on his blog.
Stevens picked up pounds 165,000 for winning snooker's Masters in 2000, but even that bumper payday was dwarfed by his money-spinning success against tennis player turned professional card sharp, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and darts ace Phil Taylor in the final of the 888.