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Its nothing but penny-ante, with a ten-cent limit; just enough to make it interesting, you know.

He was lured into a game of penny-ante poker, which assumed, before the game was finished, extensive proportions.

WORD ORIGIN

"cheap, trivial," 1935; extended from use in reference to poker played for insignificant stakes (1855), from penny + ante.

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