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Meaning of "a mug's game" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A MUG'S GAME

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A MUG'S GAME

a little bird
a load of
a lump in one´s throat
a matter of life and death
a matter of opinion
a mensa et thoro
a mite
a month of Sundays
a mountain to climb
a nail in one´s coffin
a name to conjure with
A number 1
a piece of crumpet
a piece of goods
a pig in a poke
a pop
a posteriori
a pox on someone
a pressurized environment

WORDS THAT END LIKE A MUG'S GAME

arcade game
ball game
beautiful game
big game
board game
card game
computer game
fair game
football game
game
guessing game
home game
name of the game
party game
perfect game
play the game
role-playing game
small game
video game
war game
word game

Synonyms and antonyms of a mug's game in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a mug's game» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A MUG'S GAME

Find out the translation of a mug's game to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a mug's game from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a mug's game» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

一大杯的比赛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un juego de tontos
570 millions of speakers

English

a mug´s game
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक मग का खेल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

لعبة القدح و
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на того напали
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um jogo de idiotas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি মগ এর খেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Le jeu de dupes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Permainan cawan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ist ein Becher -Spiel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マグのゲーム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

찻잔 의 게임
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Game mug
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một trò chơi cốc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு குவளை விளையாட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक घोक्याचे खेळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kupanın oyunu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gioco di una tazza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gry w kubku
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на того напали
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

joc o cana de
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τέτοια φανερή κοροϊδία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n beker se wedstryd
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en mugg spel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

et krus kamp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a mug's game

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A MUG'S GAME»

The term «a mug's game» is used very little and occupies the 152.058 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A MUG'S GAME» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a mug's game

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A MUG'S GAME»

Discover the use of a mug's game in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a mug's game and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The J. Hillis Miller Reader
Teaching How to Read is a Mug's Game Telling someone who knows how to read how to read is a mug's game, as T. S. Eliot said of poetry writing. He presumably meant poetry writing requires a lot of swotting up. According to the Oxford ...
Joseph Hillis Miller, Julian Wolfreys, 2005
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On Literature
How to Read Literature Five TEACHING HOW TO READ IS A MUG'S GAME Telling someone who knows how to read how to read is a mug's game, as T. S. Eliot said of poetry writing. He presumably meant poetry writing requires a lot of ...
Hillis Miller, 2003
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
1910 • [T]his going with girls was a mug's game, which strong, tough blokes like Bill and Waldo couldn't be bothered with.— Norman Lindsay. Halfway to Anywhere, p 37, 1947 • At the moment he disapproved thoroughly of himself, not for ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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Rationale of the Dirty Joke: An Analysis of Sexual Humor
Taking pity on my confusion, my mentor explained to me that I was to leave the ponies strictly alone. They were all married, generally to 'bums' and drunks, and playing around with them was a mug's game. Did I know what a mug's game was ?
G. Legman, 2007
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Trading Regime Analysis: The Probability of Volatility
The stock answer from a lot of people is usually a guffaw followed by “forecasting currencies is a mug's game”. They say this because the standard belief is that a great many factors can affect exchange rates, so trying to predict where they ...
Murray Gunn, 2009
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Sylvia Plath: Method and Madness
“As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: he may have wasted his time and messed up his life for ...
Edward Butscher, 2003
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A Sharper Way of Thinking
You may think it's a mug's game to be fully open and honest, thinking you'd make yourself vulnerable and that people would take advantage of you. Nevertheless, there is a big benefit in being transparently honest. Honesty is like an antivirus ...
Justin Michell, 2009
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Structures in Logic and Computer Science: A Selection of ...
It's a mug's game. You give a compositional semantics, and then they change some feature of the syntax and your semantics doesn't work any more, so you have to start all over again. And so it happened. After [8] was written, Hintikka's book ...
Jan Mycielski, Grzegorz Rozenberg, Arto Salomaa, 1997
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The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook: From Modernism ...
... Johnny? johnny: You can call it that. unemp. man: If you ask me, it's a mug's game. johnny: Nobody asked you. 2nd youth: It's still a mug's game. mary enters. The youths whistle appreciatively. johnny. Hullo, Mary. mary and johnny dance.
Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney, 2012
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The Hate Game: Benn, Eubank and British Boxing's Bitterest ...
'When he said boxing was a mug's game, a lot of black boxerslikemyself knew where he was coming from,' says Errol Christie, asparring partnerofEubank whojoined theprofessional ranks in 1982 after astellar amateur career. 'Because we ...
Ben Dirs, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A MUG'S GAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a mug's game is used in the context of the following news items.
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Janine Allis: From Bowie's barmaid to $230m businesswoman
... went, including being a publicist for a movie company, and an unsuccessful venture into publishing, which she describes as "a mug's game". «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Why good enough is better than best
Trying to excel is a mug's game, knocking people out, inspiring awe left, right and centre, making people's heart crack. Why would you want to ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
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The Dapto Chaser review: Humour glows from every twist in this …
Jimmy, who can turn a favourite into an also-ran with a twist of the wrist, knows that, in the end, it's a mug's game. You have to walk away to get ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
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Why good-enough is better than best Susie Boyt
'Trying to excel is a mug's game . . . the more you do, the more people expect, and so it goes round'. I am trying to do things differently. Not cut ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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Indiaplaza.com: How an Indian e-commerce firm ran out of cash
Thereby, it is a mug's game. This is fiction.” But the argument is you will get used to my level of convenience, selection... “No. The argument ... «Livemint, Jul 15»
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Greece or rust!
Buying shares in iron ore miners — unless you're getting a quality miner for a dirt cheap price — is a mug's game. And when I say dirt cheap, ... «Motley Fool Australia, Jul 15»
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The long read: Why expats can't help speculating in the Wild West of …
“For the amateur,” he says, “trading foreign exchange is a mug's game of the highest order.” Indeed, by the end of the plea agreement, you ... «The National, Jul 15»
8
Do you really need a private bank?
"Lending is a mug's game. A commercial banker can lend you money to buy a holiday house in Portsea – so can a private banker," he says. «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
9
Good economic news as Osborne prepares budget
However, with Greece teetering on the brink, forecasting at this stage is even more of a mug's game than usual. Meanwhile the six-point ... «Irish Times, Jun 15»
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Nature Studies: Global warming – both the phenomenon and the …
... and making long-term forecasts is a mug's game. But the Met Office says more plumes of very hot air from the south are likely, and the signs ... «The Independent, Jun 15»

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