Stacked the deck

Posted by ESC on October 19, 2005

In Reply to: Stacked the deck posted by Angelica on October 19, 2005

: I was wondering if somebosy knows if "stacked the deck" speaking about playing cards is an idiom, and what it means.


stack the deck (mainly American)

to arrange something in a way that is not fair in order to achieve what you want. The manager stacked the deck in Joe's favor so he got the promotion.
See also: stack
Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms © Cambridge University Press 1998 deck

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