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beggar-my-neighbour

noun
1.
a card game in which one player tries to win all the cards of the other player
2.
(modifier) relating to or denoting an advantage gained by one side at the expense of the other: beggar-my-neighbour policies
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  • They had endless bouts of 'beggar-my-neighbour' together, that being the only game which La Teuse had ever been able to learn.

  • How could they have known that it was not beggar-my-neighbour?

    Miss Mackenzie Anthony Trollope
  • In these she was a martinet, and would appropriate a fat pack at beggar-my-neighbour with infinite gusto.

    Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la Mare
  • On principle, Clare disliked losing, even at beggar-my-neighbour.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
  • Blind each of one eye, they set to dealing their cards for beggar-my-neighbour.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett

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