trump card
I. noun see trump II II. noun see trump II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • trump card — /trump kahrd / for 1; /trump kahrd / for 2. 1. Cards. trump1 (def. 1a). 2. Informal. something that gives one person or group the advantage over another: The surprise witness was his trump card. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 — 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

  • 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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