Sanctions against Burma may remain in place for some time, since they are the trump card to push for further reforms.
Friendship is the trump card in the movement for equality, not etiology.
But his trump card would be to bring back the much-loved and much-fired Paula Abdul, as has been rumored.
It would give Israeli leaders a trump card against internal demands for greater Palestinian rights and equality.
In “Starkville City Jail,” he made fun of an overly aggressive police force, but “San Quentin” was his trump card.
In stock we had one trump card, and only one, and we played it many a time during that somewhat crowded day.
Had they snatched that trump card from their adversaries and were they going to play it?
Mammy will never let you, cried Eleanor, playing what she felt to be her trump card.
But at this point the trump card he had been concealing in his sleeve was thrown on the table.
Here, in the hotel General Deffenbaugh was holding in reserve Elmville's trump card.
In general, something capable of making a decisive difference when used at the right moment; in certain card games, trump is the suit designated as having precedence over the others: “The prosecutor was about to win the case, when the defense lawyer produced her trump card: an eyewitness who testified that the accused was nowhere near the scene of the crime.”