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Snake Eyes

What Does "Snake Eyes" Mean?

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"Snake eyes" is an English idiom. It is used in dice games to refer to the result of rolling two ones, often considered an unlucky outcome.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "snake eyes" used in a sentence:
  • In the craps game, rolling snake eyes means you lose your bet.
  • She hoped for a high roll but ended up with snake eyes, disappointing her at the casino.
  • Rolling snake eyes was the last thing he wanted when he placed his wager.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Snake Eyes" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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