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?
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
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.
- robert2020Lv 61 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 benefitSource(s): You capitalized STACKED. Indicating anger, or surprise
- BarryLv 61 month ago
It does imply cheating. Usually by arranging the cards or marking them for advantage.