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Bridge Terms

  Retreat  Making a questionable bid knowing that if you get doubled you have a retreat all planned out. An example is bidding a risky 3NT. If they double, you run to your suit instead.

  Full Deal  Looking at the whole hand like in the newspaper rather than just a couple of the hands like when reading Bridge problems in a book or actually playing.

  Pitching  Throwing away cards. Discarding when a long suit is run.

  Book Lead  The standard lead for a given situation. If you looked it up, all the books would tell you the same thing.

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