- Also called service ace. a placement made on a service.
- any placement.
- a serve that the opponent fails to touch.
- the point thus scored.
- Also called hole in one. a shot in which the ball is driven from the tee into the hole in one stroke: He hit a 225-yard ace on the first hole.
- a score of one stroke made on such a shot: to card an ace.
verb (used with object), aced, ac·ing.
- to receive a grade of A, as on a test or in a course (sometimes followed by out).
- to complete easily and successfully: He aced every physical fitness test they gave him.
Origin of ace
British Dictionary definitions for ace it (1 of 2)
Word Origin for ace
British Dictionary definitions for ace it (2 of 2)
n acronym for
Idioms and Phrases with ace it (1 of 2)
Accomplish something with success, as in I'm sure he'll ace it when he takes that bar exam. The verb ace originated in tennis with the meaning “to hit an unreturnable serve against an opponent.” The idiom ace it, however, originated as student slang for getting an “A” on an exam or in a course but soon was extended to other successful accomplishments. [Slang; mid-1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with ace it (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with ace
- ace in the hole
- ace it
- ace out
- hold all the aces
- within an ace of