load the dice

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of load the dice

informal
:to unfairly make one possible result more likely than another
  • We received information that would load the dice in favor of our arguments.
  • The dice were loaded against them but they still managed to win.

Word by Word Definitions

load play
  1. : the quantity that can be carried at one time by a specified means

  2. : whatever is put on a person or pack animal to be carried : pack

  3. : whatever is put in a ship or vehicle or airplane for conveyance : cargo

  1. : to put a load in or on

  2. : to place in or on a means of conveyance

  3. : to encumber or oppress with something heavy, laborious, or disheartening : burden

dice play
  1. : die

  2. : a gambling game played with dice

  3. : a small cubical piece (as of food)

  1. : to cut into small cubes

  2. : to ornament with square markings

  3. : to bring by playing dice


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