read 'em and weep

read 'em and weep

You won't be happy with this news. You're playing poker, and at the end of a hand you hold a full house, aces high. Only you and another player are left in the round. You lay down your hand, and just as you're about to reach for the substantial amount of money in the pot, the other player lays down his cards and says smugly, “Read 'em and weep.” It's a straight flush. Although the phrase is most commonly heard in card games, it has been used in other situations, such as when a garage mechanic with a distorted sense of humor hands you a staggeringly large bill for his services.
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MEAT LOAF: Hits Out Of Hell Verdict BILLED as the definitive greatest hits, this single CD includes Read 'Em And Weep and Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad to Dead Ringer For Love, I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) and of course, the hit that started it all, Bat Out Of Hell.
All the ones you know are here, from Read 'Em And Weep and Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad to Dead Ringer For Love, I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) and of course, the hit that started it all, Bat Out Of Hell.
It's hard to argue with the summation too: all the ones you know are here, from Read 'Em And Weep and Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad to Dead Ringer For Love, I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) and of course, the hit that started it all, Bat Out Of Hell.
For those of you who are in the same position as my boss - well, read 'em and weep.