cards are stacked against (someone)

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Definition of cards are stacked against (someone)

used to describe a situation in which one person or group is disadvantaged or faces difficult circumstances as compared to others often in a way that is unfair In many ways, the cards are stacked against immigrants.

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“Cards are stacked against (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cards%20are%20stacked%20against%20%28someone%29. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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