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Idioms for ace

Origin of ace

1250–1300; 1915 for def 4; Middle English as, aas < Old French as < Latin: a unit; cf. as2; sense 4 after French as in World War I; sense 5 < 4
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British Dictionary definitions for ace out (1 of 2)

ace
/ (eɪs) /

noun

adjective

informal superb; excellent

verb (tr)

Word Origin for ace

C13: via Old French from Latin as a unit, perhaps from a Greek variant of heis one

British Dictionary definitions for ace out (2 of 2)

ACE
/ (eɪs) /

n acronym for

(in Britain) Advisory Centre for Education; a private organization offering advice on schools to parents
Allied Command Europe
angiotensin-converting enzymeSee ACE inhibitor
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Idioms and Phrases with ace out (1 of 2)

ace out

1

Get the better of, defeat, as in Our team is bound to ace them out, or Those calculus problems aced me out again. [Slang; mid-1900s]

2

Take advantage of or cheat someone, as in John thought they were trying to ace him out of his promised promotion. [Slang; c. 1920]

Idioms and Phrases with ace out (2 of 2)

ace

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