trump card


trump card
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "trump card":
singular trump card plural trump cards
1) a trump
2) an advantage you have that an opponent does not have that makes it possible for you to win or to succeed, for example in sports or business

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • trump card — trump ,card noun count 1. ) a TRUMP 2. ) an advantage you have that an opponent does not have that makes it possible for you to win or succeed, for example in sports or business …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trump card — trump′ card′ n. 1) gam trump I, 1), a) 2) inf something that gives a person or group a decisive or winning advantage • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Trump Card — Infobox Television show name = Trump Card caption = format = Game show runtime = 30 minutes creator = Terry Mardell starring = Jimmy Cefalo Host Debi Massey Hostess country = USA network = Syndication first aired = 1990 last aired = 1991 Trump… …   Wikipedia

  • trump card — {n.} Something kept back to be used to win success if nothing else works. * /The coach saved his star pitcher for a trump card./ * /Mary had several ways to get Joan to come to her party. Her trump card was that the football captain would be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • trump card — {n.} Something kept back to be used to win success if nothing else works. * /The coach saved his star pitcher for a trump card./ * /Mary had several ways to get Joan to come to her party. Her trump card was that the football captain would be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • trump card — n. final resource to play one s trump card * * * [ trʌmpkɑːd] [ final resource ] to play one s trump card …   Combinatory dictionary

  • trump\ card — noun Something kept back to be used to win success if nothing else works. The coach saved his star pitcher for a trump card. Mary had several ways to get Joan to come to her party. Her trump card was that the football captain would be there …   Словарь американских идиом

  • trump card —    A trump card is a resource or strategy that is held back for use at a crucial time when it will beat rivals or opponents.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions


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