Bayonetta may not always be fully-clothed, but she delivers in spades.
And after all, Rahul Gandhi's great-grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru, had those qualities in spades.
Be realistic: the ruling minority Alawites hate and fear the 75 percent Sunni majority, and vice versa in spades.
But there is more than enough anecdotal evidence that these women exist in spades.
Since they did that in spades, and on substance, what exactly is wrong with that?
Hollister had showing a deuce of hearts, a trey of clubs, an ace of spades, and a four of hearts.
And behold, fortune produces you a lemon black as the ace of spades.
She is a nice comfortable old “mammy,” black as the ace of spades, with a great love for flowers and a nice patch of them.
I have here, you will observe, two jacks and an ace—the noble ace of spades.
In the first and second rows, nine of clubs and two of spades, covered by the four and eight of diamonds.
"tool for digging," Old English spadu, from Proto-Germanic *spadon (cf. Old Frisian spada, Middle Dutch spade, Old Saxon spado, Middle Low German spade, German Spaten), from PIE *spe- "long, flat piece of wood" (cf. Greek spathe "wooden blade, paddle," Old English spon "chip of wood, splinter," Old Norse spann "shingle, chip").
To call a spade a spade "use blunt language, call things by right names" (1540s) translates a Greek proverb (known to Lucian), ten skaphen skaphen legein "to call a bowl a bowl," but Erasmus mistook Greek skaphe "trough, bowl" for a derivative of the stem of skaptein "to dig," and the mistake has stuck.
"figure on playing cards," 1590s, probably from Italian spade, plural of spada "sword, spade," from Latin spatha "broad, flat weapon or tool," from Greek spathe "broad blade" (see spade (n.1)). Phrase in spades "in abundance" first recorded 1929 (Damon Runyon), probably from bridge, where spades are the highest-ranking suit.
The invitations to the musicale came sliding in by pairs and threes and spade flushes. [O.Henry, "Cabbages & Kings," 1904]Derogatory meaning "black person" is 1928, from the color of the playing card symbol.
A black person: The spades inhabited Harlem and let the ofays have Wall Street to themselves
[1928+; fr the color of the playing-card symbol and fr the phrase black as the ace of spades]