snake eyes

noun
expressions used when when two dice are thrown and both come up showing one spot
Syn: ↑craps
Hypernyms: ↑two, ↑2, ↑II, ↑deuce

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noun plural
: a throw of two aces in craps

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Craps.
a cast of two; two aces.
[1930-35]

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snake eyes singular noun
A score of two ones made when two dice are thrown
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Main Entry:snake

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snake eyes,
Slang. two ones on a roll of dice.

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plural n. [treated as sing.] a throw of two ones with a pair of dice
figurative the worst possible result; a complete lack of success

his elegant, amusing book sadly came up snake eyes

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ˈsnake eyes 8 [snake eyes] noun plural (informal)
a result in a game when you throw two dice and both show one dot

What is the probability of rolling snake eyes?

(figurative)

Sometimes in life you roll snake eyes

(= have bad luck)

.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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