turn+up+trumps

  • 1turn up trumps — come up/turn up trumps ► to produce a good result, especially when this is not expected: »They finally came up trumps with a new product line and some healthy profits. »The bank came up trumps and he got his loan. Main Entry: ↑trump …

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  • 2turn up trumps — come up/turn up/trumps british phrase to do what is necessary to succeed, especially when success did not seem likely At the last minute, Jean came up trumps and sorted everything out. Thesaurus: to succeed in doing somethingsynonym Main entry …

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  • 3turn up trumps — ► come (or turn) up trumps informal, chiefly Brit. 1) have a better performance or outcome than expected. 2) be especially generous or helpful. Main Entry: ↑trump …

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  • 4turn up trumps — be friendly, be sociable; was lucky, was fortunate …

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  • 5come up/turn up trumps — ► to produce a good result, especially when this is not expected: »They finally came up trumps with a new product line and some healthy profits. »The bank came up trumps and he got his loan. Main Entry: ↑trump …

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  • 6come turn up trumps — ˌcome up/ˌturn up ˈtrumps idiom to do what is necessary to make a particular situation successful, especially when this is sudden or unexpected • I didn t honestly think he d pass the exam but he came up trumps on the day. • Just when we thought… …

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  • 7come turn up trumps — come up/turn up trumps British & Australian to complete an activity successfully or to produce a good result, especially when you were not expected to. John s uncle came up trumps and found us a place to stay at the last minute …

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  • 8come/turn up trumps — Brit informal : to do or provide what is necessary in order to succeed The team turned up trumps in the final game and won the championship. • • • Main Entry: ↑trump …

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  • 9come (or turn) up trumps informal, — come (or turn) up trumps informal, chiefly Brit. have a better performance or outcome than expected. ↘be especially generous or helpful. → trump …

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  • 10come/turn up trumps —    To say that someone has come up trumps means that they have achieved unexpectedly good results.     Against all expectations, our team came up trumps in the cup final …

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  • 11turn — 1 verb CHANGE DIRECTION/POSITION 1 a) YOUR BODY (I) to move your body so that you are looking in a different direction: Ricky turned and walked away. (+ around/round/away etc): I turned around quickly to see if someone was following. | Dan turned …

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  • 12turn — turn1 W1S1 [tə:n US tə:rn] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(your body)¦ 2¦(object)¦ 3¦(direction)¦ 4¦(move around central point)¦ 5¦(change)¦ 6¦(attention/thoughts)¦ 7 turn your back (on somebody/something) 8¦(age/time)¦ 9 turn something inside out …

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  • 13come up trumps — come up/turn up trumps ► to produce a good result, especially when this is not expected: »They finally came up trumps with a new product line and some healthy profits. »The bank came up trumps and he got his loan. Main Entry: ↑trump …

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  • 14come up up trumps — ˌcome up/ˌturn up ˈtrumps idiom to do what is necessary to make a particular situation successful, especially when this is sudden or unexpected • I didn t honestly think he d pass the exam but he came up trumps on the day. • Just when we thought… …

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  • 15come up up trumps — come up/turn up trumps British & Australian to complete an activity successfully or to produce a good result, especially when you were not expected to. John s uncle came up trumps and found us a place to stay at the last minute …

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  • 16come up trumps — come up/turn up/trumps british phrase to do what is necessary to succeed, especially when success did not seem likely At the last minute, Jean came up trumps and sorted everything out. Thesaurus: to succeed in doing somethingsynonym Main entry …

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  • 17come up trumps — ► come (or turn) up trumps informal, chiefly Brit. 1) have a better performance or outcome than expected. 2) be especially generous or helpful. Main Entry: ↑trump …

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  • 18trump — UK US /trʌmp/ verb [T] ► to beat another person or organization by doing or producing something even better: »The French share offer trumps the offer from the American company. »Their bid to take over the company was trumped by a US private… …

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  • 19Success — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Success >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 success success successfulness Sgm: N 1 speed speed Sgm: N 1 advance advance &c.(progress) 282 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 trump card trump card Sgm: N 2 …

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  • 20trump — 1 noun (C) 1 a card from the suit (=one of the four types of card in a set) that has been chosen to have a higher value than the other suits in a particular game 2 trumps (plural) also trump AmE the suit 1 (3) chosen to have a higher value than… …

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