Sat 30 Jan, 2016 05:39 am
Meaning a hand players would not wish to be dealt in the game of Bridge. (It is also the surname of a cast member in a famous TV series of the 1950's)
In bridge slang, a Yarborough is a hand containing no high cards or honors, named after the second Earl of Yarborough who would bet anyone 1000-1 that they would not be dealt a hand in which all the cards were lower than a ten. (The true odds are 1827-1).
The actor Barton Yarborough started work on the Dragnet television series in 1951. However, the day after he filmed the second episode, he suffered a heart attack and died four days later at age 51.