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    I just got dealt a bad hand

    I would like to know the meaning of the above expression in the following context:

    "Hey, my mom was fat. I guess I just got dealt a bad hand. There's nothing I can do about it."

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: I just got dealt a bad hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    I would like to know the meaning of the above expression in the following context:

    "Hey, my mom was fat. I guess I just got dealt a bad hand. There's nothing I can do about it."

    Thanks a lot.
    Not a teacher only a native.

    If you get 'dealt a bad hand' it means you find yourself in unfavourable circumstances due to something you can't control. Hence, the person saying, 'there's nothing I can do about it'.

    The person seems resentful that they have an overweight mother. Perhaps the speaker is overweight and is blaming this on genetics (which they got from their mother). However without further context I can't be certain.
    Last edited by shroob; 29-Jun-2011 at 10:54. Reason: Typo

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    Re: I just got dealt a bad hand

    Thanks shroob. Your speculation is absolutely right.

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    Re: I just got dealt a bad hand

    not a teacher

    This is an expression from Poker where you are randomly dealt two cards (for most variants). If you are dealt a bad hand like 7/2 - in opposition to the best starting hand which is aces (A/A) - there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. That is just bad luck.

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