To play one's cards right

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Definition

to play one's cards right: to behave in the right way to achieve an advantage or success
idiom
You could get a lot out of this deal if you play your cards right. You know what to do so just go ahead and do it!

Examples

  • "This is no joke, Steve, we're looking at a colossal third quarter gain if we play our cards right."

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