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Ambes-As

or Ambes-ace Two aces, the lowest throw in dice; figuratively, bad luck. (Latin, ambo-asses, both or two aces.)

“I had rather be in this choice than throw ames-ace for my life.” —All's Well, etc., ii. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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