A lousy hand

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What's the meaning of "a lousy hand"?

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What's the meaning of "a lousy hand"?

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It depends on the context. In a game of cards, if you have "a lousy hand" it means that the cards you hold in your hand aren't very good, and don't give you a very good chance of winning.

Lousy = bad.

Metaphorically, you can say that someone was "dealt a lousy hand" in life. That means that they have been very unfortunate in some way(s) in their life.
 

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It depends on the context. In a game of cards, if you have "a lousy hand" it means that the cards you hold in your hand aren't very good, and don't give you a very good chance of winning.

Lousy = bad.

Metaphorically, you can say that someone was "dealt a lousy hand" in life. That means that they have been very unfortunate in some way(s) in their life.
Thanks so much for the informative answer.
 
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