Definition of three-card trick in English:

three-card trick

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[mass noun]
  • A game, traditionally associated with confidence tricksters, in which bets are made on which is the queen among three cards lying face downwards.
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    • He called the whole thing: ‘The best three-card trick I've seen in a long time.’
    • We should not fall for the propagandist's three-card trick, which as Aldous Huxley put it is to ‘make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human’.
    • What these businessmen have somehow managed to do is pull off is possibly the most audacious and lucrative three-card trick in history.

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