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The following dialogue snippet comes from True Blood. A man comes onto a woman with a pickup line, and she replies: "Okay, that was a good line." "Well, I only used it on two other women before you." "Really? And how'd it go with them?" "I was one for two."

That last line is what puzzles me. Is it a real expression, or have I misheard the line?

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+1 because I think this was a good question. The idiom isn't anywhere! But I found the script, you didn't mishear the line. :) –  Alenanno Aug 31 '11 at 16:13

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"One for two" means someone had one success for two tries. It comes from sports, originally baseball, in which a player would be said to be "one for two" if he had two at-bats but only got one hit.

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I don't know about originally from baseball, but that's certainly where it's most commonly heard. –  user362 Aug 31 '11 at 17:39

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