a mug's game

Definition of a mug's game

British, informal

  1. :  something that only a foolish person would do Drinking and driving is a mug's game.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a cylindrical drinking cup

    :  the face or mouth of a person

    :  grimace

  1. :  to pose or make faces especially to attract attention or for a camera

    :  photograph

  1. :  to assault usually with intent to rob

    :  to attack suddenly

  1. :  activity engaged in for diversion or amusement :  play

    :  the equipment for a game

    :  often derisive or mocking jesting :  fun, sport

  1. :  to play for a stake

    :  to lose or squander by gambling

    :  to take dishonest advantage of :  cheat

  1. :  having or showing a resolute unyielding spirit

    :  willing or ready to proceed

    :  of or relating to game

  1. :  lame

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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