(of a poker hand) having an ace as the highest card.
held in high esteem:
He has an ace-high reputation.
You’ve always been ace-high with me, and there never will come the day when you can’t eat on my meal-ticket.
The Trail of ’98 Robert W. Service
From the very first dose he was ace-high and everybody else looked like thirty cents to her.
The Four Million
Of the best; first-rate: His reputation is ace-high
- Ace in the hole
Poker. an ace dealt and held face down, especially in stud poker. an advantage or a resource kept back until the proper opportunity presents itself: His ace in the hole is his political influence. A hidden advantage or resource kept in reserve until needed: “The coach was certain that his new trick play would turn […]
- Ace in
ace in verb phrase To use strategy in getting oneself into a good or profitable position To understand; dig
- Ace inhibitor
any of a group of vasodilators used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure. noun any one of a class of drugs, including captopril, enalapril, and ramipril, that cause the arteries to widen by preventing the synthesis of angiotensin: used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure ACE inhibitor (ās) n. Any of […]
- Ace it
a playing card or die marked with or having the value indicated by a single spot: He dealt me four aces in the first hand. a single spot or mark on a playing card or die. Also called service ace. a placement made on a service. any placement. a serve that the opponent fails to […]
- Ace of spades
ace of spades noun phrase A black person, esp a very dark one The female genitals [fr the color and shape of the playing-card symbol]