Double or Quits
The winner stakes his stake, and the loser promises to pay
twice the stake if he loses again; but if he wins the second throw he
pays nothing, and neither player loses or wins anything. This is often
done when the stake is 3d., and the parties have no copper: if the
loser loses again, he pays 6d.; if not, the winner does not claim his
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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