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Fighting the Tiger

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Gaming is so called in the United States of America.

“After seeing ‘fighting the tiger,ʹ as gaming is styled in the United States, I have arrived at the conclusion that gaming is more fairly carried on in the Monte Carlo casino than in any American gaming-house.”—The Nineteenth Century, Feb., 1890, p. 249.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Figged out
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Fighting-cocks
Fighting Fifth (The)
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Fighting Prelate
Fighting the Tiger
Fighting with Gloves on
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