Definition of snake eyes in English:

snake eyes

Syllabification: snake eyes


[treated as singular] North American informal
  • 1A throw of two ones with a pair of dice.
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    • If a player now rolls snake eyes, then that player is ‘entitled’ to lose a turn.
    • Would you please advise me what the probability is of rolling snake eyes on a pair of dice is?
    • The term snake eyes is the outcome of rolling the dice in a game of craps and getting only one pip on each die.
  • 1.1The worst possible result; a complete lack of success: his elegant, amusing book sadly came up snake eyes
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    • The two Alexandres initially sought out a larger, industrial space, but what with zoning laws and such, they came up snake eyes.
    • I looked for Michael Bay's name on the credits but came up snake eyes.
    • His attempts come up snake eyes - maybe it's just me, but I can't stand Thomas' overwrought acting style (he seems to play everything as if he's working on a community college production).

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