Hold all the aces

hold all the trumps
. Be in a winning position, as in
We can’t argue with Jeff; he holds all the aces
, or
If Jean refuses, he’ll reveal that he holds all the trumps and force her to give in
. These expressions allude to card games in which the ace or a trump card outranks all the others. Also see


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