trump card

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trump card

n.
1. Games A card in the trump suit, held in reserve for winning a trick.
2. A key resource to be used at an opportune moment; a trump: "[They] seem determined to use the agreement as a trump card to obtain ... all the advantages they feel they deserve" (Christian Science Monitor).
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trump′ card′


n.
2. something that gives a person or group a decisive or winning advantage.
[1815–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trump card - a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumpstrump card - a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps; "the ace of trumps is a sure winner"
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
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trump card

noun
Something, especially something held in reserve, that gives one a decisive advantage:
Informal: clincher.
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Translations

trump card

n (Cards) → Trumpfkarte f; (fig)Trumpf m; to play one’s trump card (lit, fig)seinen Trumpf ausspielen
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trump card

natout m inv (fig) → asso nella manica
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