I heard sentences which involved the expression "loser hands", e.g. "this is one of the loser hands" (with reference to some concept which someone had expressed perplexity about).

  • Which is the correct usage of the epression "loser hands" and could you give me any example?
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    By loser hands, do you mean "a person who fails something"?
    – NVZ
    Mar 5, 2016 at 10:23
  • The original expression was: "This is one of the loser hands, it's mostly the strangest thing in the Book" , with some references to a "tension" which forced the author to change his theories, in order to avoid the tension.
    – franz1
    Mar 5, 2016 at 10:41
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    "Looser hand" is almost certainly referring to a "hand" of cards in poker or a similar card game. It's a hand with low-valued cards that are unlikely to be able to be played effectively.
    – Hot Licks
    Mar 5, 2016 at 13:51

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A little hard to tell without specific context, but typically a "loser hand" or "losing hand" is from card games such as Poker, where it can be any hand of cards which loses to the "winning hand."

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    Except that you can often look at your "hand" and tell it's a loser before the round of play even starts.
    – Hot Licks
    Mar 5, 2016 at 13:52
  • True, but what I meant was needing context from the OP about where they had read the sentence.
    – Rory Alsop
    Mar 5, 2016 at 14:32

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