A high risk / high reward operation. The phrase originates from craps where a hard six is achieved by rolling threes on a pair of six-sided dice (3+3). Rolling a hard six has a probability of about 3% whereas rolling six by any other combination has about a 14% chance. A hard six pays 7 to 1 whereas a regular six pays only 7 to 6.
The phrase was used by the character Commander/Admiral William Adama in the television series Battlestar Galactica.
Dude: You should ask her out!
Guy: But what if she turns me down?
Dude: Sometimes you just gotta roll the hard six.
A substitute word for shaft in the sense of being decimated or owned at a game etc or any other unfavourable activity. It originated as a pseudo German translation of shaft and so for best results should be pronounced in a German accent and may be accompanied by a hand/arm swinging action indicating fisting. See also shaft, rape, pwn tr.v. Shusted = shafted
- Ima shust you when you least expect it sucka
- O-oh, I'm gunna get shusted, aren't I?
- Set ze shust charges for maximum depth!