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Re: Forcing my hand

Posted by ESC on June 06, 2007

In Reply to: Forcing my hand posted by Amy on June 05, 2007

: What is the background of the phrase "forcing my hand"? Used in a sentence: "My options are going to expire and I must make some decisions; it is really forcing my hand."

It probably relates to card playing. See
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