Know Your Next Word : snake eyes

13. snake eyes :

noun :

A throw of two ones with a pair of dice. Since this is the lowest possible score, by extension the term is also used to refer to bad luck

usage :

  • Detroit's bet on big trucks and sport-utility vehicles has turned snake eyes.(David Kiley : Michigan : Epicenter of Unemployment : BusinessWeek (New York) : Jun 24 - 2008.)

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