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In contract bridge, as well as a number of other card games, spades are the highest-ranking of the four suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades.) Thus a bid in spades outranks a bid in hearts. By extension beyond cards, "in spades" expresses a decisive, complete, no-doubt defeat. If I suffer a (real or imagined) injury from you, and I retaliate with disproportionate vigor, I have paid you back "in spades."
paid him in spades - In contract bridge, as well as a number of other card games, spades are the highest-ranking of the four suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades.) Thus a bid in spades outranks a bid in hearts. By extension beyond cards, "in spades" expresses a decisive, complete, no-doubt defeat. If I suffer a (real or imagined) injury from you, and I retaliate with disproportionate vigor, I have paid you back "in spades."
by VadimK August 08, 2009
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Originally by Shakespeare.
The "Winter of Discontent" is a term used to describe the British winter of 1978–1979, during which there were widespread strikes by local authority trade unions demanding larger pay raises for their members, and because the government of James Callaghan sought to hold a pay freeze to control inflation.
Stewie Griffin leaps out of a tree and lands in front of Brian with a "snow cannon" on his shoulder: Now is the winter of your discontent!
by VadimK August 03, 2009
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