Definition of In spades

1. Adverb. Without question and beyond doubt. "By all odds they should win"




Definition of In spades

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) To excess, a lot, considerably; without restraint. ¹

2. Adverb. Beyond doubt. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of In Spades

in situ
in situ hybridisation
in situ hybridization
in situ nucleic acid hybridization
in small stages
in so far
in so far as
in so many words
in some manner
in some respects
in some way
in someone's shoes
in someone's wheelhouse
in something's way
in sort
in spades (current term)
in specie
in spirit
in spite of
in spite of appearance
in stages
in step
in stitches
in stock(p)
in store
in store(p)
in straitened circumstances(p)
in stride
in style
in style(p)

Literary usage of In spades

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Good Bridge: A Classification and Analysis of the Best Plays as Played To by Charles Stuart Street (1907)
"You can double spades when you are strong in spades, even if the red suits ... You can also double spades if weak in spades, but strong in the side suits. ..."

2. Foster on Auction: A Complete Exposition of the Latest Developments of by Robert Frederick Foster (1918)
"Then he can add one for the king value in spades, ruffing the second round. ... B has the same values in spades that Y has in hearts, 2 in clubs and 1 in ..."

3. Auction Methods Up-to-date by Milton Cooper Work (1920)
"If strong in Spades and weak in Hearts his bid of two Spades is obvious, ... The bid does not show greater strength in Spades than the pass does in Hearts. ..."

4. The Court-gamester by Richard Seymour (1722)
"... and two in black: but they are never caU'd^ Manilla^ but when the Suits to which they belong are Trumps: as for Example, when we play in Spades, ..."

5. Westminster Papers: A Monthly Journal of Chess, Whist, Games of Skill and by Westminster Chess Club, London (1879)
"And as at trick 6, in the first game (A leading) so at trick 7 in this I make A take the remaining trick in Spades, to prevent Z ruffing. ..."

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