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Missed a trick

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 06, 2008 at 17:24:

In Reply to: Missed a trick posted by ESC on March 06, 2008 at 17:08:

: : Does anybody know the meaning of the phrase "I haven't missed a trick"?

: I think it has to do with this meaning of "trick" --
: a quick or artful way of getting a result. (Merriam-Webster)

In card games like Bridge or Whist, a "trick" is a round of cards played. If you fail through inattention or lack of skill to win a trick that you should have won, you are said to "miss a trick". (VSD)