One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounusually quick tricks
A card such as an ace (or a king in a suit where the ace is also held) that can normally be relied on to win a trick.
- ‘And even by Culbertson's method of needing 2 1/2 quick tricks to open, this hand also fails short.’
- ‘Quick tricks should be limited to a maximum of two tricks in each suit (with exception of the spade suit.)’
- ‘Bill picks up a couple of quick tricks to open, then instructs Lynn to lead with the ace of hearts, then king of hearts.’
quick trick/ˈkwik ˌtrik/
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