verb (used with object)
Origin of parlay
Examples from the Web for parlay
Ditto Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who won easily, and might parlay his success into a presidential bid.
An unfettered Lagarde could parlay her stint managing crises in Washington for glittering new adventures.IMF Chief Lagarde Placed Under Formal Investigation in France|Tracy McNicoll|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Smartphone apps like Grindr have been able to parlay that acceleration of trust (and, dare we say, desire) into a big business.Generation Naive: Why Young People Can’t Help Falling for Strangers Online|Caitlin Dickson|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Can she parlay her position and knowledge gained on the House Intelligence Committee into credibility as commander in chief?CNN Foreign-Policy GOP Presidential Debate Crystal Ball|Mark McKinnon|November 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It is not entirely clear how McCotter intends to parlay these issues into a compelling call to arms.
Others might falter on the way; might palter with the truth; might parlay with the enemy.
The rest of them followed his example, pausing once to watch one of Parlay's shell sheds go down in ruin.
Parlay looked at the barometer, giggled, and leered around at his guests.
There was no sign of life where Parlay's big house perched on the sand.
They had been forced to stand a good five yards away during the parlay, cut off from direct contact by the Imperial guards.Despoilers of the Golden Empire|Gordon Randall Garrett
Word Origin for parlay
1701, parloi, term in the card game faro, from French paroli, from Italian parole (Neapolitan paroli) "words, promises," plural of parolo (see parole). Meaning "exploit to advantage" is from 1942.