Cards Anyone?Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases.
What expression is this?
Playing a game of poker with only 50 cards.
Playing a game of Gin Rummy with only 49 cards.
Answer"Not playing with a full deck."
Explanation: Each game is played with a deck of cards (52). In this case, each game is missing a couple of cards; therefore the players are "not playing with a full deck."
This is one of the many derogatory phrases that emerged in the 1980s which allude to someone 'having a bit missing', 'not all there', etc. The implication being that the victim of the insult lacked intelligence.
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