Значение идиомы stack the cards

[stack the cards] {v. phr.} 1. To arrange cards secretly anddishonestly for the purpose of cheating.

The gambler had stackedthe cards against Bill.

2. To arrange things unfairly for or againsta person; have things so that a person has an unfair advantage ordisadvantage; make sure in an unfair way that things will happen. – Usually used in the passive with “in one’s favor” or “against one.”

A tall basketball player has the cards stacked in his favor.

Thecards are stacked against a poor boy who wants to go to college.

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