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Meaning of ALL FOURS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
 
 Synonyms: high-low-jack
 
 See Also: auction pitch, card game, cards, cinch, old sledge, pitch, seven-up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\All` fours"\ [formerly, {All` four"}.]
All four legs of a quadruped; or the two legs and two arms of
a person.

{To be}, {go}, or {run}, {on all fours} (Fig.), to be on the
   same footing; to correspond (with) exactly; to be alike in
   all the circumstances to be considered. ``This example is
   on all fours with the other.'' ``No simile can go on all
   fours.'' --Macaulay.

 

 

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