(the) cards are stacked against

(the) cards are stacked against
the cards are stacked against (someone) if the cards are stacked against someone, they are not at all likely to succeed in a particular situation because they have a lot of problems.

He fought a brilliant campaign, but the cards were stacked against him from the start.


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  • stack\ the\ cards\ against\ one — v. phr. 1. To arrange cards secretly and dishonestly for the purpose of cheating. The gambler had stacked the cards against Bill. 2. To arrange things unfairly for or against a person; have things so that a person has an unfair advantage or… …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • stack the cards — {v. phr.} 1. To arrange cards secretly and dishonestly for the purpose of cheating. * /The gambler had stacked the cards against Bill./ 2. To arrange things unfairly for or against a person; have things so that a person has an unfair advantage or …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stack\ the\ cards — v. phr. 1. To arrange cards secretly and dishonestly for the purpose of cheating. The gambler had stacked the cards against Bill. 2. To arrange things unfairly for or against a person; have things so that a person has an unfair advantage or… …   Словарь американских идиом

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