in spades
phrasal to an unusually great degree ; in the extreme

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in spades — (UK) If you have something in spades, you have a lot of it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in spades — ► in spades informal in large amounts or to a high degree. Main Entry: ↑spade …   English terms dictionary

  • in spades — adverb without question and beyond doubt it was decidedly too expensive she told him off in spades by all odds they should win • Syn: ↑decidedly, ↑unquestionably, ↑emphatically, ↑definitely, ↑by a …   Useful english dictionary

  • in spades — mainly American in large amounts or to a very great degree. The thing that you absolutely must have for this job is confidence and Adam has it in spades. I don t get colds often, but when I do I get them in spades …   New idioms dictionary

  • in spades — mod. in the best way possible; extravagantly. □ He flunked the test in spades. □ They won the championship in spades …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • in spades — informal to a great degree, or in large amounts Owen had talent in spades but barely any experience …   English dictionary

  • in spades — adverb a) To excess, a lot, considerably; without restraint. Last year we had almost no potatoes, but this year were getting them in spades. b) Beyond doubt …   Wiktionary

  • in spades — (UK)    If you have something in spades, you have a lot of it.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • in spades — informal in large amounts or to a high degree. → spade …   English new terms dictionary

  • in spades — idi Informal. a) in the extreme; to the utmost b) without restraint …   From formal English to slang

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