Definition of in spades in English:

in spades


  • To a very high degree.

    ‘he got his revenge now in spades’
    • ‘Shaw's staff thought the world of him, and their loyalty was repaid in spades.’
    • ‘Sincerity isn't what normally comes to mind when talking about pop music, but these two sets of twins have it in spades.’
    • ‘A lesser wine from one of the region's top producers, this delivers cherries, tea, acidity and tannins in spades.’
    • ‘It is a gift, and this silver-tongued charmer has it in spades.’
    • ‘And he has repaid that faith in spades, humility and understatement his trademark all season, on and off the field.’
    • ‘Needless to say, to successfully achieve such remarkable feats required all four of the above virtues in spades.’
    • ‘Try to avoid the obvious tourist traps as you'll miss out on the ambience and unique characters that more traditional halls have in spades.’
    • ‘It called upon qualities that neither one of us has in spades, to kind of sell yourself and sell this product.’
    • ‘Politically, this decision of Charles's is paying off in spades.’
    • ‘Realize that whatever you do to me, I'm likely to do to you in spades.’