Home » Dictionary » hard eight

hard eight

hard eight n. in holiday sales-making industries, the last eight weeks of the year. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Doesn’t a hard eight also mean dice that add up to eight with a three and a five, instead of two fours? Or is it the other way around? Thank you.
    Best regards,
    Brad David

  • Hard eight in craps is double 4’s. You get numbers the “Hard way” in craps when there is exactly one way for the dice to land to give it to you.  Hard 6, Hard 8, etc.  The easy six is 4 and 2 or 5 and 1 or the easy eight is 5 and 3 or 2 and 6, and so on.  Though there is the “Hard Two” it has other more significant names (craps or snake eyes depending on when it is rolled)

Further reading

Blessing Box (episode #1613)

Is there such a thing as a “neutral” accent, and if so what does it sound like? And that quirk in the way southern Californians talk about freeways. They’ll say things like take the 405 and get on the 8. Why the definite article...