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three-card trick

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Definition of three-card trick in English:

noun

[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.
Example sentences
  • 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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