double deal

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double deal (third-person singular simple present double deals, present participle double dealing, simple past and past participle double dealt)

  1. To deal the top and bottom cards from a deck to a confederate in a card game as if they were one card.
    • 2003, Bill Brooks, Law for Hire, page 102
      Barely looking up from his smooth hands and the cards they held, the gambler said, “You're not a good enough cardplayer I'd have to double deal you."
  2. To cheat by trickery.

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double deal (plural double deals)

  1. An instance of double dealing.