play one's cards right


play one's cards right
To act sensibly; to make the right moves

If you play your cards right, youll get the promotion youve been waiting for.


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  • play one's cards right — or[play one s cards well] {v. phr.}, {informal} To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. * /That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in playing his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play one's cards right — or[play one s cards well] {v. phr.}, {informal} To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. * /That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in playing his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play\ one's\ cards\ right — • play one s cards right • play one s cards well v. phr. informal To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • play one's cards right — ► play one s cards right make the best use of one s assets and opportunities. Main Entry: ↑card …   English terms dictionary

  • play one's cards right — I make the best use of one s assets and opportunities II play one s cards right (or well) see card I …   Useful english dictionary

  • play one's cards right — take advantage of your opportunities If you play your cards right you will probably get a promotion soon …   Idioms and examples

  • play one's cards right — make the best use of one s assets and opportunities. → card …   English new terms dictionary

  • play one's cards right or well — idi play one s cards right or well, to maneuver skillfully …   From formal English to slang

  • play\ one's\ cards\ well — • play one s cards right • play one s cards well v. phr. informal To use abilities and opportunities so as to be successful; act cleverly; make the best use of your place or skills. That millionaire started with very little but showed a skill in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Play Your Cards Right — Infobox Television show name = Play Your Cards Right caption = Play Your Cards Right Logo (1994–1999) format = Game Show picture format = 4:3 (1980–1999) 16:9 (2002–2003) runtime = 30mins (inc. comms) creator = starring = Bruce Forsyth channel =… …   Wikipedia