in the hole
phrasal 1. having a score below zero 2. at a disadvantage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in the hole — {adv.} or {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1a. Having a score lower than zero in a game, especially a card game; to a score below zero. * /John went three points in the hole on the first hand of the card game./ 1b. Behind an opponent; in difficulty in a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the hole — {adv.} or {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1a. Having a score lower than zero in a game, especially a card game; to a score below zero. * /John went three points in the hole on the first hand of the card game./ 1b. Behind an opponent; in difficulty in a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • Toad in the hole — is also the name of a pub game. See Entombed animal for the paranormal phenomenon. Toad in the hole is a traditional English dish comprising sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter, usually served with vegetables and gravy.The origin of the name… …   Wikipedia

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  • Ace in the Hole — is a slang expression meaning a secret or extra asset to assure success, referring to the ace playing card a player has as a hole card (or face down card) in a game of stud poker.References to this expression include: Songs: * Ace in the Hole , a …   Wikipedia

  • Toad in the hole (game) — Toad in the hole is a pub game, involving throwing brass coins at a lead topped table with a hole in the middle. A variation of this game has been played in pubs in East Sussex, UK, the hole being in the centre of the lead which is on top of a… …   Wikipedia

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  • Fire in the hole — is a standard warning, used in many countries in the world, indicating that an explosive detonation in a confined space is imminent. It originated with miners, who needed to warn their fellows that a charge had been set. The first cannons were… …   Wikipedia

  • ace in the hole — {n. phr.} 1. An ace given to a player face down so that other players in a card game cannot see it. * /When the cowboy bet all his money in the poker game he did not know that the gambler had an ace in the hole and would win it from him./ 2.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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