What is another word for trump card?

Pronunciation: [tɹˈʌmp kˈɑːd] (IPA)

A trump card is a powerful tool that can completely change the outcome of an event. It is a term that is mainly used in games like poker, where it refers to a card that can outrank all others. There are plenty of synonyms for this expression, such as wild card, game-changer, ace in the hole, hidden strength, secret weapon, and winning ticket. Each of these terms conveys the notion of an unexpected advantage that can be deployed at a crucial moment to seize control of a situation. Whether in card games or in real life, having a trump card can make all the difference.

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What are the hypernyms for Trump card?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    ace, trump, winning move, trump suit, winning card.

Famous quotes with Trump card

  • Life is the trump card of love and love is the wild card of reality.
    Vikrant Parsai
  • There is one aspect of our own mentality for which it's difficult as yet to foresee what type of explanation would even be relevant. I'm referring, of course, to consciousness. The point is that although I have no reason to believe that my consciousness is implemented by anything other than my brain, I remain convinced that there's something impenetrably mysterious about the relationship between brains and thoughts. And you can understand, therefore, why it's so hard to imagine, let alone tolerate, the idea that the death of the brain necessarily leads to the end of the personal self – and this, of course, is the "trump card" with which religion has consistently played.
    Jonathan Miller
  • The problem with aging is not that it’s one damn thing after another—it’s every damn thing, all at once, all the time. You can’t stop aging. Gene therapies and replacement organs and plastic surgery give it a good fight. But it catches up with you anyway. Get a new lung, and your heart blows a valve. Get a new heart, and your liver swells up to the size of an inflatable kiddie pool. Change out your liver, a stroke gives you a whack. That’s aging’s trump card; they still can’t replace brains.
    John Scalzi
  • We have to stop allowing economics to be used as a trump card. Capitalism is like math. It is amoral. It is good at producing wealth; it's bad at distributing wealth. Unless it operates within a moral framework it will produce an unjust society.
    Charley Reese

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