Definition of on the cards in English:

on the cards

(North American in the cards)

phrase

  • Possible or likely.

    ‘our marriage has been on the cards from day one’
    • ‘New jobs and convenient shopping are on the cards following a major store revamp.’
    • ‘Visits to various locations, probably all in the North Island, are on the cards.’
    • ‘But a Novell-Red Hat merger is probably not in the cards.’
    • ‘A drive-through Pizza Hut and an expanded Asda store are on the cards for Colchester.’
    • ‘Some investors and analysts speculate that pushing Sears to sell the valuable real estate under its stores may be in the cards.’
    • ‘Winning back the House (much less the Senate) next year probably isn't in the cards.’
    • ‘The possibility of a celebrity guest is not the only change on the cards for this year's festival.’
    • ‘She said she suspected something was on the cards, but didn't expect to see a proposal in print.’
    • ‘The possibility of operating a satellite centre in Padiham is also on the cards.’
    • ‘And if a sale is in the cards, there's likely a willing buyer: Softbank Corp.’
    likely, possible, probable, expected, liable to happen, in the wind, in the air, in the offing, on the horizon, in view, in prospect, in store, to come
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