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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  27/FEV/2006 1:28 AM
Assunto:  AmSlang #24
 
Mensagem: 

To play one's cards right = to think strategically, be bold, be smart

If you play your cards right, I think Sandra would accept your invitation to the dance.

If she plays her cards right, Wilma can be company president some day.

 

To have an ace up one's sleeve = to have (possibly secretly) information, an ability, etc. that you do not plan to use unless necessary to win or succeed at something

He was unable to sell the car to John last month.  Now he has an ace up his sleeve; he knows that John really needs a car and is willing to pay a high price to get one immediately.

 

To not be playing with a full deck = to be crazy, stupid

Frank must not be playing with a full deck.  He came to work late today and insulted his boss. 

Anyone who goes into the desert without water must not be playing with a full deck.

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 AmSlang #24  –  Dale/RS  27/FEV/2006, 1:28 AM
AmSlang #24  –  Deivis  27/FEV/2006, 2:43 AM
AmSlang #24  –  Dale/RS  27/FEV/2006, 7:16 AM
AmSlang #24  –  Dale/RS  27/FEV/2006, 10:00 AM
Doesn't know enough to come in out of the rain  –  Marcio Osorio  27/FEV/2006, 12:15 PM
Doesn't know enough to come in out of the rain  –  Dale/RS  27/FEV/2006, 6:13 PM

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