an ace in the hole

Definition of an ace in the hole

  1. :  a powerful and often secret weapon, advantage, etc., that can be used if it is needed The mayor's popularity among elderly voters gives him an ace in the hole for the coming election.

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

holeplay
  1. :  an opening through something :  perforation

    :  an area where something is missing :  gap: such as

    :  a serious discrepancy :  flaw, weakness

  1. :  to make an opening through or a hallowed-out place in (as by cutting, digging, boring, or shooting at) :  to make a hole (see 1hole) in

    :  to drive or hit into a hole

    :  to make an opening through or a hallowed-out place in something :  to make a hole in something


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