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grand coup

noun, Bridge, Whist.
the trumping of a trick that could have been taken by the winner's partner.
Origin of grand coup
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Two cunning scoundrels—geniuses they should be called—well provided with some ill-gotten funds—but determined on a grand coup.

    The Old Man in the Corner Baroness Orczy
  • You expected to make the small pick-ups and then land the grand coup.

    Mary Louise in the Country L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
  • What Alington meant to do with him after the grand coup in Carmels he had not yet certainly determined.

    Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
  • This done, D'Argenton decided that it was time to make a grand coup.

    Jack Alphonse Daudet
  • So the grand coup had failed, ignominiously failed, and through what appeared a trivial accident.

  • His plans were already formed for a grand coup, to raise money.

    John Brown, Soldier of Fortune Hill Peebles Wilson
  • The Injuns call a great feat a 'coup,' an' an extra big one a 'grand coup.'

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Matters went on in this way until it was time for the grand coup.

    Cobwebs From an Empty Skull Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
  • Scores of black folk armed with spears danced and yelled in the brush, frankly delighted at the success of their grand coup.

  • When he presented our little bill a grand coup was expected, but the trans-atlantic turtle seems to have shut him up.

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