In Reply to: A pair that'll beat a full house posted by Smokey Stover on July 30, 2008 at 00:00:
: : Has anyone ever heard the expression "A pair that'll beat a full house" - meaning "a strange couple?"
: Are you sure that it means "a strange couple"?
: I don't ask idly. If you are sure, that's one thing; if you are guessing, that's another.
I found 22 hits for this on google, and "pair that'll beat a full house" doesn't seem to mean "a strange couple" - it seems to mean "a good match" as in:
" ... my favourite movie of all time: "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara made in 1952. It's got John Wayne ... in this movie he's extremely sexy and with the wonderful Maureen O'Hara, they're a pair that'll beat a full house any day!" http://boards.webmd.com/webx?THD@@.896c8df5!thdchild=.896c8df5/22 Pamela