Posted by Alan Titchmarsh on March 24, 2006
In Reply to: "Trim the sucker" posted by Rachel on March 24, 2006
: Anyone ever heard of the phrase "trim the sucker"? Here's the context: "We use it like a blackjack player uses a deck of cards to trim the suckers--just as elegantly."
Well known gardening phrase - not!
to trim? to skim off, to fleece, to cut them down to size
you have simply stumbled upon a bad piece of metaphor.