come/turn up trumps

Definition of come/turn up trumps

British, informal

  1. :  to do or provide what is necessary in order to succeed The team turned up trumps in the final game and won the championship.

Word by Word Definitions

comeplay
  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

turnplay
  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : such as

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

trumpplay trumps
  1. :  trumpet

    :  jew's harp

    :  a sound of or as if of trumpeting

  1. :  a card of a suit any of whose cards will win over a card that is not of this suit —called also trump card

    :  the suit whose cards are trumps for a particular hand

    :  a decisive overriding factor or final resource —called also trump card

  1. :  to get the better of :  override

    :  to play a trump on (a card or trick) when another suit was led

    :  to play a trump when another suit was led


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