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    straw

    In Dublin we were trying to drive on the left side of the road. we picked straws and he lost .
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    what is the meaning of picked the straws?




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    Re: straw

    It is a means of selecting who will do something.

    The same number of straws [stem of wheat/barley/oats] are taken as there are individuals. One straw is cut in half. The straws are then held so that you cannot see the short straw. Each person takes one straw. The person who takes the short straw is the selected person.

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    Re: straw

    We usually say "draw straws".

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