three-card trick


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three-card trick

n
(Card Games) a game in which players bet on which of three inverted playing cards is the queen
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"Quite a little parlour game-- sort of three-card trick, is it not.
BACK in 2015 anyone barmy enough to place a bet on a highly improbable three-card trick of a Donald Trump presidency, a Boris Johnson premiership and a no-deal Brexit could now be looking at a windfall to rival Jacob Rees-Mogg's wealth.
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.
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What is the alternative title for the gambling game the Three-Card Trick? 5.
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. "Aaja bhai, aaja, himmat wala aadmi chahiye" (C'mon folks, we want somebody with courage here) shouts a man as he picks out three cards -- two black and one red -- and places them face down on the ironing table.
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.
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