play the - card

play the - card
exploit the specified issue or idea mentioned, esp. for political advantage

he saw an opportunity to play the peace card


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  • play the...card — phrase to use a particular quality, argument etc in order to gain an advantage politicians who play the nationalist card in order to get votes Thesaurus: bribery and manipulationhyponym to do something dishonestsynonym Main entry: card …   Useful english dictionary

  • play the … card — idiom to mention a particular subject, idea or quality in order to gain an advantage • He accused his opponent of playing the immigration card during the campaign. see also ↑race card Main entry: ↑cardidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • play the card — ► play the card exploit a specified issue or idea, especially for political advantage: he plays the race card. Main Entry: ↑card …   English terms dictionary

  • play the —— card — exploit the specified issue or idea mentioned, especially for political advantage: he saw an opportunity to play the peace card. → card …   English new terms dictionary

  • play a card —    to deploy an argument based on prejudice or emotion    See card2. The suit is usually specified:     To claim to speak for all the black individuals in this country is to patronize, stereotype and play the race card . {Daily Telegraph, 24… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • play the race card — To introduce the topic of race for one s own advantage, often to impute racism to an opponent or to appeal to a racist audience. • • • Main Entry: ↑race * * * play the ˈrace card idiom (disapproving) to criticize people who belong to different… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • To speak by the card — Card Card (k[aum]rd), n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. ? a leaf of paper. Cf. {Chart}.] 1. A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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