Beggar-my-neighbour



noun
a card game in which one player tries to win all the cards of the other player
(modifier) relating to or denoting an advantage gained by one side at the expense of the other: beggar-my-neighbour policies
Historical Examples

Abbe Mouret’s Transgression Emile Zola
Miss Mackenzie Anthony Trollope
Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la Mare
Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett

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