August 11, 2006

be dealt a bad hand

Posted in Idioms at 12:12 pm by Feng

be dealt a bad hand — receive bad cards in a card game; receive disadvantages in something [Idiom Connect]

On ‘Monk’, someone poured acid liquid onto Monk’s face before running away from the crime scene. Monk was blinded by this surprise attack. Not able to see anything for many days, he became very despondent and felt no hope. His assistant encouraged him: “You cannot give up just because you’d been dealt a bad hand.”

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