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on the cards

Definition of on the cards

British

  1. :  certain or likely to happen in the future <No one knows what's on the cards for the economy next year.> —often used in negative statements <It's not on the cards for him to win the election.> <Success just wasn't on the cards for her.>



Word by Word Definitions

cardplay cards
  1. :  to cleanse, disentangle, and collect together (as fibers) by the use of cards preparatory to spinning

  1. :  an instrument or machine for carding fibers that consists usually of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back

    :  an implement for raising a nap on cloth

  1. :  playing card

    :  a game played with cards

    :  card playing

  1. :  to place or fasten on or by means of a card

    :  to provide with a card

    :  to list or record on a card


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