hold all the aces

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Definition of hold all the aces

: 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.

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“Hold all the aces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%20all%20the%20aces. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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