In Reply to: A pair that'll beat a full house posted by pamela on July 31, 2008 at 23:17:
: : : 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.
: : SS
: 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
I should add that it's not always a compliment - two people can match due to a common vice.