On the cards

Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to On the cards: To turn over a new leaf, at least, paint the town red, roughshod, up to par
References in classic literature ?
Please place your money on the cards or I may get muddled in the reckoning.
Here Fanny interposed, however, with anxious protestations of her own equal ignorance; she had never played the game nor seen it played in her life; and Lady Bertram felt a moment's indecision again; but upon everybody's assuring her that nothing could be so easy, that it was the easiest game on the cards, and Henry Crawford's stepping forward with a most earnest request to be allowed to sit between her ladyship and Miss Price, and teach them both, it was so settled; and Sir Thomas, Mrs.
Associating the clerk's idea with the line inscribed on the card in my hand, I thought it possible that the Moonstone might be at the bottom of Mr.