cards

/ (kɑːdz) /

noun

(usually functioning as singular)
  1. any game or games played with cards, esp playing cards
  2. the playing of such a game
an employee's national insurance and other documents held by the employer
get one's cards to be told to leave one's employment
on the cards possible or likelyUS equivalent: in the cards
play one's cards to carry out one's plans; take action (esp in the phrase play one's cards right)
put one's cards on the table, lay one's cards on the table or show one's cards to declare one's intentions, resources, etc

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