1 definition by gunslingerxg

it means getting singled out of the safe picks. originally based on pulling one string from many that hold in a palm where one of them is shorter or colored red in the other end hidden inside the palm

in some countries this is done by using chopsticks in a container that one of them is colored in the end to pick someone from many by pulling the sticks at the same time for everyone
It seems that I won't be going anywhere this week since I don't pick the short straw this time
by gunslingerxg March 4, 2022
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