deal a/the hand

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deal a/the hand

A noun or pronoun can be used between "deal" and "a/the hand."
1. Literally, to distribute a hand of cards to someone at random. If you're so good at shuffling cards, you deal the hand then! Deal me a hand while I get some more chips.
2. By extension, to accord someone their fortune or fate in life at random. Look, life's going to deal you a hand, good or bad, and it's up to you do make of it what you will. Sometimes I get down about the accident, but then I remember that if I hadn't been dealt this hand, I would never have met the love of my life in intensive care.
See also: deal, hand
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