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52-card pickup

[ fif-tee too-kahrd pik-uhp ]
/ ˈfɪf tiˈtuˌkɑrd ˈpɪk ʌp /
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noun
a prankish card game; a practical joke in which a game is presumed, but instead all the cards from a standard deck are scattered into the air and have to be picked up.
any of various card games that involve plays made from a deck of scattered cards.
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Origin of 52-card pickup

First recorded in 1940–45

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