All fours

All` fours´
1.All four legs of a quadruped; or the two legs and two arms of a person.
To be
to be on the same footing; to correspond (with) exactly; to be alike in all the circumstances to be considered.
- Macaulay.
Noun1.all fours - card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
Synonyms: high-low-jack

ALL FOURS. This is a metaphorical expression, to signify that a case agrees in all its circumstances with another case; it goes as it were upon its four legs, as an animal does.

auction pitch, card game, cards, cinch, high-low-jack, old sledge, pitch, seven-up
All . . . in the world
All a case
all along
All and some
All and sundry
all arounder
all at once
all but
all clear
All comers
all day long
All Fools' Day
-- All fours --
all get out
All hail
All hands
All hollow
all important
all in
all in all
All in the wind
All is grist that comes to his mill
all of a sudden
All one
all over
All ready
all right
All round
All Saints
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