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skin game

n. any swindle. (Underworld.) Spike was mixed up in a skin game for a while.
See also: game, skin
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Garner has appeared in over 40 films, including "The Children's Hour," "The Great Escape," "The Americanization of Emily," "Grand Prix," "Cash McCall," "Move Over, Darling," "Support Your Local Sheriff," "The Skin Game," "Victor/Victoria" and an Academy Award-nominated turn in "Murphy's Romance.
Okay, I set him up in a skin game, that's a fast-money card game most white folks don't know nothing about.
Stanley Crouch, columnist and author whose publications include "Don't the Moon Look Lonesome: A Novel in Blues and Swing" and "The All-American Skin Game, Or, the Decoy of Race," will address the transformative potential of the Internet on boundaries of economy, race and gender in the opening keynote at RTSIII.
Criticism: "The All-American Skin Game, or The Decoy of Race: The Long and the Short of It, 1990-1994," by Stanley Crouch (Pantheon); "The Forbidden Best Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France," by Robert Darnton (W.
an Atlanta-based mobile development agency, announced today the creation of Brown Skin Games, a new division dedicated to developing and distributing disruptive mobile apps targeting African-American and Hispanic mobile consumers.
In addition to producing culturally diverse apps, Brown Skin Games, which is staffed with a team of hipsters, hustlers and hackers, will also recruit and train minority mobile app developers.
We are staffing our new division with young people who share the same vision and direction as Brown Skin Games, especially interns with an interest in graphics, technology and social media," Abdul-Malik continued.
Moore said: "It is one of those banana skin games, that I as the manager of a League One club does not want and one the TV people love.
It's one of these banana skin games where we are expected to win and if we lose it will go down as a shock.
John Perkins, a Vista Valencia pro, acknowledges skin games are a form of gambling and therefore illegal in California.