use/play the race/gender cardidiom
Definition of use/play the race/gender card
: to make a claim that race/gender was unjustly considered as a reason for the way a person was treated She was accused of playing the race card to defend her client. She used/played the gender card and said we didn't hire her because she's a woman.
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
Ask the Editors
- Why Do People Pronounce It "Nucular"?
- On Contractions of Multiple Words
- Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice?
- Word Puzzles Take the quiz
- Where in the World? A Quiz Take the quiz
- Spell It Take the quiz
- Add Diction Play the game