roll the bones


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roll the bones

Cast dice, especially in the game of craps, as in Let's go to the casino and roll the bones tonight. This slangy term was first recorded in 1897, but the noun bones has referred to dice since the late 1300s (Chaucer used it in The Pardoner's Tale).
See also: bone, roll

roll the bones

Games
To cast dice, especially in craps.
See also: bone, roll