52 pickup

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52 pickup

  1. A card game played as a practical joke, wherein the "dealer" throws the deck of cards in the air, and the other player must pick them up off the floor.
    • 2010, Ernest Ranly, Pick Up Stuff: Family Farm Life[1], PublishAmerica, ISBN 9781451244519:
      Snipe hunting is like “52 Pickup.” You learn the game the first time you play it.
    • 2011, James Patterson; Michael Ledwidge, Now You See Her:
      The idea that I could exonerate Harris in a week while keeping the house of cards that was my life from quickly becoming a game of 52 pickup was a tall order even for someone with my extensive creative skills.
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