Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

Consider the following sentence:

"The deck of cards was STACKED."

Does this mean that the deck of cards had been adulterated by a player so that he could cheat?

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  • 1 month ago
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    a stacked deck means that it was organized in advance to deal the cards out in a particular way, to benefit some player(s) and hurt others.

    It means that the deal was unfair, not random.

    You could call a stack of cards as a stacked deck, but we usually call it a stack of cards.  cards in a stack, rather than cards that were stacked (by someone).  the draw pile is a stack of cards in the center of the playing area, but it better not be stacked even if it is in a stack.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes. That's it. So the person intended will get the winning cars on each deal. That's why cards are shuffled.

    This could also be a metaphor for someone that arranged a contract in his benefit

    Source(s): You capitalized STACKED. Indicating anger, or surprise
  • Barry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    It does imply cheating. Usually by arranging the cards or marking them for advantage.

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