Today’s idiom: “To Play Your Trump Card”

4 Feb

No, this idiom does not mean that you are friends with an idiot in the White House.


In many card games, a TRUMP card is more powerful than the other cards. When you play this card, it beats the other cards.

So, the idiom “to play your trump card”, means that you are using an advantage that will help you to succeed in a situation.

Example: “In his job interview at Hitachi, he played his trump card when he answered a question in Japanese.”


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