not playing with a full deck
Stupid.OriginLacking the required intelligence, as a card game being played with a card missing.
Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.
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not playing with a full deck — not rational, not all there People say he s not stable that he s not playing with a full deck … English idioms
not playing with a full deck — I informal mentally deficient II see deck * * * not playing with a full deck see ↑deck, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑full … Useful english dictionary
not playing with a full deck — (Slang) mentally incompetent or unstable; insane … English contemporary dictionary
(not) playing with a full deck (of cards) — Someone who is not playing with a full deck (of cards) lacks intelligence or does not have full mental abilities. Old Mrs.Whitehead was not playing with a full deck when she bought that fancy lawnmower! … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
play with a full deck — in. to operate as if one were mentally sound. (Usually in the negative. One cannot play cards with a partial deck.) □ That guy’s not playing with a full deck. □ Look sharp, you dummies! Pretend you are playing with a full deck … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
play with a full deck — to be mentally alert Euphemistic only in the negative: The writer of that piece of filth is obviously not playing with a full deck. (Sanders, 1992) And see fifty cards in the pack … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
deck — /dɛk / (say dek) noun 1. a horizontal platform extending from side to side of a ship or of part of a ship, forming a covering for the space below and itself serving as a floor. 2. any platform or part suggesting the deck of a ship. 3. a floor,… … Australian English dictionary
Playing card — Blue Rider back Bicycle Playing Cards by USPCC … Wikipedia
playing card — 1. one of the conventional set of 52 cards in four suits, as diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs, used in playing various games of chance and skill. 2. one of any set or pack of cards used in playing games. [1535 45] * * * Introduction one of a… … Universalium
Stripped deck — A stripped deck is a set of playing cards from which cards have been removed. This kind of deck is used in certain poker variants, and the cards that are removed are usually low ranking ones. For example, the Australian game of Manila uses a 32… … Wikipedia