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within an ace of

Definition of within an ace of

informal

  1. :  very near to (doing something) <They were/came within an ace of winning the championship.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a die face marked with one spot

    :  a playing card marked in its center with one pip

    :  a domino end marked with one spot

  1. :  to score an ace against (an opponent)

    :  to make (a hole in golf) in one stroke

    :  to gain a decisive advantage over :  defeat

  1. :  of first or high rank or quality


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