2018-10-11 / Editorial

Phrase of the week

Tinhorn: A contemptible person, especially one pretending to have money, influence or ability, this stems from the Old West. The dice game chuck-a-luck was viewed as being played only by cheap gamblers who set up games with little money and a metal (tinhorn) chute, which was less expensive than a leather one.

Tinhorn: A contemptible person, especially one pretending to have money, influence or ability, this stems from the Old West. The dice game chuck-a-luck was viewed as being played only by cheap gamblers who set up games with little money and a metal (tinhorn) chute, which was less expensive than a leather one.

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