Anyone who plays poker knows five cards in a single suit is called a flush. What happens if you have only four of that suit? A whole lot of nothing, which gives us the word four-flusher, a person bluffing at cards, or someone who seems promising, but isn’t.
Use four-flusher as a synonym for conman, trickster, or fake. You won’t hear it used very often these days, but hop in a time machine (a four-flusher will sell you a ticket), travel back to the Old West, kick open the bat-wing doors of the local saloon, and you might hear four-flusher slung across a card table as a brawl gets underway. You might even hear it used as a verb, as in, “You better stop four-flushing, or I’ll run you out of this town on a pole.”
1. A number that comes after 3, and before 5. Duh.
2. A character from the blockbuster series “Divergent”(In my opinion, the best). In the book, he is Tris Prior’s instructor in Dauntless (one of the factions in the city) initiation, but as the book goes on he eventually falls in love with her. His name is then found out to be Tobias Eaton, but his nickname is Four because he only has four fears; heights, confinement, shooting an innocent person, and his father abusing him. He is portrayed by Theo James (
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The Fourth Amendment originally enforced the notion that “each man’s home is his castle”, secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of property by the government. It protects against arbitrary arrests , and is the basis of the law regarding search warrants , stop-and-frisk , safety inspections, wiretaps, and other forms of surveillance , as well as being central to many other criminal law topics and to privacy law .
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
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