inside straight

  1. Poker. a set of four cards, as the five, seven, eight, and nine, requiring one card of a denomination next above or below the second or third ranking cards of the set to make a straight.

Idioms about inside straight

  1. draw to an inside straight, to build up hopes for something that has little or no chance of happening.

Words Nearby inside straight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use inside straight in a sentence

  • Nobody draws four cards any more or stands for a raise on an inside straight.

    Nonsenseorship | G. G. Putnam and Others
  • Its branch was pulled up and pointed inside straight at the fire; the signal given, “Down with number two!”

    Fighting the Flames | R.M. Ballantyne