Origin of wild card
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How to use wild card in a sentence
Even though the team finished 11-5, it entered the playoffs as a wild card that seemingly needed more time together to compete with more polished contenders.Tom Brady, the one-man dynasty, was Tampa Bay’s perfect missing piece|Jerry Brewer|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
The other wild card is whether precipitation changes to a wintry mix or even rain and freezing rain after a period of accumulating snow.D.C. area sees increasing snow chances Sunday and Monday|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
The Bears reached the playoffs as a wild card after going 8-8 during the regular season.Saints advance to set up a Drew Brees-Tom Brady showdown in second round|Mark Maske|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
The fifth-seeded Ravens reached the playoffs as a wild card, clinching their spot last Sunday on the final day of the regular season.Lamar Jackson gets his first playoff victory as Ravens hold Titans’ Derrick Henry to 40 yards|Mark Maske|January 10, 2021|Washington Post
The president has been a wild card almost every budget battle for the past four years, and he may still be one in his final weeks in office.Are we at risk of a Christmas government shutdown?|Amber Phillips|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
He has wild swings between trying not to care about Lana and the baby, and being completely obsessed by it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The sound of birds, quail, even doe, make a wild grid of noise.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That could include private financial or personal information—like the credit-card numbers you used to pay for the corrupted Wi-Fi.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Exactly when the transition to modern domestic creature took place, for a bird that is wild to this day, is controversial.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The screenwriting was one last card Brinsley was trying to play after every other trade he tried had turned to zeroes.
They are so rich in harmony, so weird, so wild, that when you hear them you are like a sea-weed cast upon the bosom of the ocean.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The card table profitably occupies some six to eight hours daily of these old fellows' attention.
In most club card-rooms smoking is not permitted, but at the Pandemonium it is the fashion to smoke everywhere.
He showed his wisdom in giving the Pandemonium card-room a very wide berth for the rest of his days.
He has drawn a knave and a six; he takes another card; this turns out to be an ace.
British Dictionary definitions for wild card
Other Idioms and Phrases with wild card
An unpredictable person or event, as in Don't count on his support—he's a wild card, or A traffic jam? That's a wild card we didn't expect. This expression comes from card games, especially poker, where it refers to a card that can stand for any rank chosen by the player who holds it. The term was adopted in sports for an additional player or team chosen to take part in a contest after the regular places have been taken. It is also used in computer terminology for a symbol that stands for one or more characters in searches for files that share a common specification. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1900s.