One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Use one's best resource.‘deciding to play her ace, Emily showed the letter to Vic’
- ‘However, I just play my ace at night and she gives in.’
- ‘With a good sense of dramatic timing, Rømer played his ace in the next paragraph, where he illustrated the effect of the proposed retardation of light.’
- ‘And when men have triumphed in their arguments with women, the women play their ace: they say, as Molly Bloom did, ‘Yes.’’
- ‘But just when it could all fall over at the last hurdle, he plays his ace.’
- ‘Quinlan recalls playing his ace card: ‘I told Dr Guevara, ‘Anybody whose maternal grandparents were Lynches either speaks Gaelic or English.’
- ‘When I played my ace - enlisting his family to twist his arm - he only grew more obstinate.’
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