[hahy-loh for 1, 3, 4; hahy-loh for 2]
- a game of poker in which both high and low hands are eligible to win, the pot usually being split equally between the player with the highest hand and the player with the lowest hand.
- Also high·low. an ankle-high, laced shoe.
- Chiefly Bridge. a signal for one's partner to lead a suit, conveyed by playing a high card and then a lower card in that suit.
- having a hemline that is longer in the back than the front: high-low dresses; a high-low blouse.
Origin of high-low
First recorded in 1795–1805
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The last to take the runway was a shimmering gold, high-low gown with two elbow length cuffs, a thick choker, and heeled mules.The Blessing of Thom Browne Latest Collection
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To combat the malaise, fast food joints are pursuing a high-low strategy, or, as I prefer to dub it, the “Moms and Bros” strategy.Burger King Introduces Big King to Taunt McDonald’s and Stagnating Overall Sales
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Hudson, by the way, is the epitome of high-low: he arrives in a chic leather bomber jacket and a Scooby Doo backpack.Karl Lagerfeld Shows His Paternal Side in Carine Roitfeld Documentary
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