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snake eyes

noun, (used with a plural verb) Craps.
a cast of two; two aces.
Origin of snake eyes
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Both felt the snake eyes of the cadaverous chief dwelling on their backs.

    The Pathless Trail Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • That Devil Marston jist looked at me with his snake eyes 'n' 'lowed that if I failed 'im ag'in he'd come 'n' shoot me daid.

    The Man from Jericho Edwin Carlile Litsey
Slang definitions & phrases for snake eyes



Helplessly incapacitated; ineffective: O'Neal seems particularly snake-bitten these days/ I suppose when you're snakebit you feel lousy. And I sure feel lousy (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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