turn up trumps

turn up trumps
come (or turn) up trumps informal, chiefly Brit. 1) have a better performance or outcome than expected. 2) be especially generous or helpful.
Main Entry: trump

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  • turn up trumps — come up/turn up trumps ► to produce a good result, especially when this is not expected: »They finally came up trumps with a new product line and some healthy profits. »The bank came up trumps and he got his loan. Main Entry: ↑trump …   Financial and business terms

  • turn up trumps — come up/turn up/trumps british phrase to do what is necessary to succeed, especially when success did not seem likely At the last minute, Jean came up trumps and sorted everything out. Thesaurus: to succeed in doing somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn up trumps — be friendly, be sociable; was lucky, was fortunate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • come up/turn up trumps — ► to produce a good result, especially when this is not expected: »They finally came up trumps with a new product line and some healthy profits. »The bank came up trumps and he got his loan. Main Entry: ↑trump …   Financial and business terms

  • come turn up trumps — ˌcome up/ˌturn up ˈtrumps idiom to do what is necessary to make a particular situation successful, especially when this is sudden or unexpected • I didn t honestly think he d pass the exam but he came up trumps on the day. • Just when we thought… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come turn up trumps — come up/turn up trumps British & Australian to complete an activity successfully or to produce a good result, especially when you were not expected to. John s uncle came up trumps and found us a place to stay at the last minute …   New idioms dictionary

  • come/turn up trumps — Brit informal : to do or provide what is necessary in order to succeed The team turned up trumps in the final game and won the championship. • • • Main Entry: ↑trump …   Useful english dictionary

  • come (or turn) up trumps informal, — come (or turn) up trumps informal, chiefly Brit. have a better performance or outcome than expected. ↘be especially generous or helpful. → trump …   English new terms dictionary

  • come/turn up trumps —    To say that someone has come up trumps means that they have achieved unexpectedly good results.     Against all expectations, our team came up trumps in the cup final …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • turn — 1 verb CHANGE DIRECTION/POSITION 1 a) YOUR BODY (I) to move your body so that you are looking in a different direction: Ricky turned and walked away. (+ around/round/away etc): I turned around quickly to see if someone was following. | Dan turned …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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