load the dice
Rig the odds so there is little chance for another person to win; cheat. For example, There's no way we can win this contest; they've loaded the dice. This expression is also put as the dice are loaded, as in There's no point in trying; the dice are loaded. This expression alludes to adding weight to one side or another of dice so that they will always come up with certain numbers facing upward. [Late 1800s]
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He also was working to recruit Castro as a driver for a drug load.
“JSwipe is currently under heavy load,” flashed across the screen, one night as a friend and I looked at it.
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He had come down after the wagon load, which had to be pitched on again rather more deliberately.