word type: noun

  1. Pocket aces.

Poker Slang Explanation

Pocket Aces being called bullets comes from the shape of the letter "A." When tilted on its side, it resembles a bullet.

Fake Alternative Explanation

When you lose with pocket Aces, you want to shoot yourself.

Classic Hellmuth

Honey! Honey! I was supposed to go broke on that hand, honey, except they forgot one thing: I can dodge bullets, baby. -Phil Hellmuth at the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event featured table.

Classic Hellmuth...in Technicolor

Fast forward to the 27 minute mark: