Posted by Bluebaron on December 15, 1999
In Reply to: Gambling phrases... posted by E. on December 08, 1999
: : : Any with a phrase having to do with gambling, luck of the
dice, roll of the dice,winning in the end . . ???
: : : Something please.
: : : Or can someone translate this?
: : : Abstention from any aleatory undertaking precludes a potential escalation of lucretive nature.
: : : (Holding back or not gambling, takes the place of placing money)
: : I would read this, "if you never gamble,
: : neither will you get lots of money"
: : or, "nothing ventured, nothing gained"
: I'm not sure what you're looking for here. "Gambling promise the poor what property performs for the rich -- something for nothing." George Bernard Shaw.
: "Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity." Ophrah Winfrey.
: "Time spent in a casino is time given to death..." Rebecca West.
"Shake, rattle and roll."
"Luck of the draw."
"Dead man's hand..."
"Never draw to an inside straight."
"Playing your cards close to the vest (chest)."
"Bump and raise."
"Hold and fold..."