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    fold 'em

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "to know how to fold 'em". I found some results on Google about gambling but I couldn't get it.

    [Donít we both know how this game ends? (o.s.) Really, Bobby, (on) you gotta know when to fold Ďem]

    Does " 'em " stands for "them"?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: fold 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Gil
    "so them refers to "poker cards" and "when to fold 'em" mean "when to end the game. Hope I'm right.

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    Re: fold 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Over the years this phrase has been used in a wider context. It has taken on the meaning of when to quit something. To fold 'em doesn't mean that the game will end, it means that one player will stop playing for that hand.
    but "quit" means to end it! I mean if he quits the game, it ends for him. Or what does he simply mean?

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    Re: fold 'em

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Yes, but he only quits for one time. It is called a "hand" when the cards are handed (dealt) to the players. If a player "folds" he only quits for that hand. He may play the next hand - it is not the end of the game for him.
    So what does he mean here? (they are speaking generally and no poker involved)!

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