Definition of Hand Of Poker

This is a metaphor based on the card-game poker. It means there are things that are possible to increase your odds of winning a given situation, but even with a perfect decision-making every situation is not always winnable because of other factors out of your control.

Example: We lost the deal. It was like a hand of poker.


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"Hand Of Poker" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Hand Of Poker" was last updated in 2021.

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Question: What does "Calendar Invite" mean?

   (A) When a person wants to meet with you next week.
   (B) An email sent to schedule a meeting with the option to either accept or decline the meeting at the scheduled time.
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Word of the Day

Date: 10/18/2021

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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"Hand Of Poker." Jargonism.com Dictionary, https://jargonism.com/words/597. Accessed 10/18/2021.