In Hock

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



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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