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    Arrow gambler's last throw

    " Defeat in the May 2004 polls and progres in the talks ( Indo-Pak talks presently being carried out by the UPA government) since have unsettled the BJP. Advani is desperate. The year 2009 will be the gambler's last throw. He will try to wreck the talks consistently with the BJP's incompetent and insincere policy. " What is "gambler's last throw" in the above?

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    Re: gambler's last throw

    It refers to an "all or nothing" ploy. You have been winning some and losing some all night long. Before you leave you bet everything you have on one more game (roll, throw, hand, etc.) so you go home a big winner or a complete loser.

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    Re: gambler's last throw

    In the passage, Advani's politics is likened to gambling. Desperate (like a gambler who has risked and lost), he has only one last chance (by wrecking the talks) like a gambler having a last throw of the dice.

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