hold all the aces

Definition of hold all the aces

  1. :  to have a strong advantage over others in a contest, competition, etc. As the strike continues into its second week, it appears that the company holds all the aces in its negotiations with the strikers.

Word by Word Definitions

holdplay
  1. :  to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

aceplay aces
  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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