We used to use this term at the Spades table on those individuals who had habits of leaning and stretching their necks, in hopes of seeing other folks' hands. A case of the reachy neck is what it's called. This causes folks to play their cards a little closer to the chest.
There are such people all over the place, not just around the card table. I, personally, have learned that some of my old ways are best for me right now. My cards would ALWAYS be pressed against my chest. For years I had become relaxed and more open with my agendas, plans, and thoughts. As I look back over those years, I find that those years were the most turbulent of my life. Now, I've scooped up my cards and have pulled them close. They are so close to my chest right now, it feels like they are beneath my thermal at this point. LOL!
In life, sometimes it's best that a lot of your dreams, plans, and goals remain among you, your heart, and God. As you walk that course with your head screwed on right and tight, you'll know who is meant to be a part of your mission, your life, and your dream. Grounded and anchored, we must be. Blowing in the wind is never the best option. AND, you will never win a game of Spades or Poker if you keep showing everybody your friggin cards!!
How annoying it would be to play a game of cards with a gang of giraffes!!
HAPPY TUESDAY Y'ALL!! I LOVE YA, EACH AND EVERY ONE!!!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams