play cards right


play cards right
(if you) play (your) cards right informal something that you say to someone which means that if they behave in the right way, they might succeed at something.

Play your cards right and you could be managing this place in a year or so.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • play cards right — play (your) cards right to do the correct things to achieve a desired result. If I play my cards right, I could be hired as a consultant on that project. Etymology: based on the idea of playing (= choosing and putting on the table) the right card …   New idioms dictionary

  • if you play cards right — (if you) play (your) cards right informal something that you say to someone which means that if they behave in the right way, they might succeed at something. Play your cards right and you could be managing this place in a year or so …   New idioms dictionary

  • play your cards right — to do things in an intelligent and well planned way If I play my cards right, I ll be able to graduate next year. • • • Main Entry: ↑card play your cards right see ↑card, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑right * * * play your ˈcards right …   Useful english dictionary

  • play one's cards right — or[play one s cards well] {v. phr.}, {informal} To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. * /That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in playing his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play one's cards right — or[play one s cards well] {v. phr.}, {informal} To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. * /That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in playing his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play\ one's\ cards\ right — • play one s cards right • play one s cards well v. phr. informal To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • play your cards right — play (your) cards right to do the correct things to achieve a desired result. If I play my cards right, I could be hired as a consultant on that project. Etymology: based on the idea of playing (= choosing and putting on the table) the right card …   New idioms dictionary

  • play one's cards right — ► play one s cards right make the best use of one s assets and opportunities. Main Entry: ↑card …   English terms dictionary

  • Play Your Cards Right — Infobox Television show name = Play Your Cards Right caption = Play Your Cards Right Logo (1994–1999) format = Game Show picture format = 4:3 (1980–1999) 16:9 (2002–2003) runtime = 30mins (inc. comms) creator = starring = Bruce Forsyth channel =… …   Wikipedia

  • play your cards right — (if you) play (your) cards right informal something that you say to someone which means that if they behave in the right way, they might succeed at something. Play your cards right and you could be managing this place in a year or so …   New idioms dictionary