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See also: pokerfaced and poker faced

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From the attitude necessary in the game of poker, since one is ill-advised to reveal delight at being dealt a winning hand lest other players decline to bet (or contrariwise, show disappointment at a poor hand if one is inclined to bluff).

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poker-faced (comparative more poker-faced, superlative most poker-faced)

  1. Wearing a poker face: studiously neutral in facial expression; giving nothing away.
    John, in his most poker-faced manner, continued to explain the rules.

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