crying call
 n.— «Sometimes you face a big bet on the river and you think you’re beat. But you hope you’re not, so you call, only to find out that you indeed were beat. In poker parlance, it is known as a “crying call,” and while it might sound like an amateur move, even the best players in the world make it.» —“Don’t sweat a ‘Crying Call’” by Steve Rosenbloom Herald News (Falls River, Massachusetts) Jan. 24, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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