In Hock




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In Hock : Phrases



Meaning:

Broke; have all of your belongings in a pawn shop.



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Origin:

In an Old West gambling card game called faro, the last card to be played was called the hocketty card. It was said to be in hocketty or in hock. When a player bet on a card that ended up in hock, he was himself in hock, at risk of losing his bets.








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