busted flush


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England English
This expression is derived from the game of poker.Someone or something that had great potential but ended up a useless failure is a busted flush. What is the French equivalent?
  • Gil

    Senior Member
    Français, Canada
    ``I'm afraid it's a bit of a busted flush.'' As we all know, a busted flush is the poker-table symbol of broken dreams. The player has two, then three, then four cards of the same suit and then -- the fifth card doesn't match. Busted. But there's always another hand. The poker player keeps on trying.
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