Bridge Lessons on Terms, Conventions
|  Value Bid  A bid that might not make but it is
certainly the right bid to make considering the situation at hand.
|  Escape Mechanism  Leaving yourself
an "out" in case you get doubled. You bid 5C, the opponents Double so you Retreat to NoTrump.
|  Pattern Bid  Making several bids so
that partner will eventually be able to tell your exact shape. You could show them exactly 4-4-4-1 shape, or 5-5
shape or even 6-4 shape.
|  Passing The Buck  Not committing
to game but instead making a bid that's almost there and then leaving it up to partner.