stack the cards (to)

 Dishonestly prearrange something.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • stack the cards — {v. phr.} 1. To arrange cards secretly and dishonestly for the purpose of cheating. * /The gambler had stacked the cards against Bill./ 2. To arrange things unfairly for or against a person; have things so that a person has an unfair advantage or …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stack the cards — {v. phr.} 1. To arrange cards secretly and dishonestly for the purpose of cheating. * /The gambler had stacked the cards against Bill./ 2. To arrange things unfairly for or against a person; have things so that a person has an unfair advantage or …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stack\ the\ cards — v. phr. 1. To arrange cards secretly and dishonestly for the purpose of cheating. The gambler had stacked the cards against Bill. 2. To arrange things unfairly for or against a person; have things so that a person has an unfair advantage or… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stack the cards — arrange things (unfairly) for or against a person They are stacking the cards against him with their constant demands for more and more qualifications for the job …   Idioms and examples

  • stack the cards — arrange cards in a specific order; obtain advantages in advance through shrewdness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stack the cards — Synonyms and related words: beat, beguile of, bilk, bunco, burn, cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, cog, cog the dice, con, cook up, cozen, crib, defraud, diddle, do in, do out of, euchre, finagle, fix, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, frame,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stack\ the\ cards\ against\ one — v. phr. 1. To arrange cards secretly and dishonestly for the purpose of cheating. The gambler had stacked the cards against Bill. 2. To arrange things unfairly for or against a person; have things so that a person has an unfair advantage or… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • (the) cards are stacked against you — the cards/odds/are stacked against you phrase used for saying that you are likely to fail, often because people are being unfair Thesaurus: likely to failsynonym unfairsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stack the Deck — is a pricing game on the American television game show The Price Is Right . Debuting October 9, 2006 and created by Bart Eskander [http://www.golden road.net/index.php?topic=6912.0] , it is played for a car and uses grocery items.Game playThe… …   Wikipedia

  • stack the deck — tv. to arrange things secretly for a desired outcome. (From card playing where a cheater may arrange the order of the cards that are to be dealt to the players.) □ The president stacked the deck so I would be appointed head of the finance… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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