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ace (something)

To do exceptionally well in something, especially an exam or other high-pressure situation. I feel like I aced that interview, so I'm pretty sure the job is mine. I managed to ace that test without even studying for it.
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ace

1. mod. [of persons] best; top-rated. She is an ace reporter with the newspaper.
2. n. one dollar. It only costs an ace. Buy two.
3. tv. to pass a test easily, with an A grade. (see also ace out.) I knew I wouldn’t ace it, but I never thought I’d flunk it!
4. n. a nickname for a foolish and ineffectual person. (Sarcastic. Usually a term of address.) Hey, ace, hand me that monkey wrench—if you know what one is.
5. tv. to surpass someone or something; to beat someone or something; to ace someone out. The Japanese firm aced the Americans by getting the device onto the shelves first.
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The affirmation of the ratings for ACE Group reflects an organization that is diversified by business segment and geographics, is well capitalized with a stable balance sheet, maintains a capacity to generate significant earnings and is operated by a credible and experienced management team.
Russia represents one of a number of exciting new opportunities for ACE in Europe as we continue our geographical expansion.
ACE recently released the white paper, "Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation and Directors and Officers Liability Insurance," which examines the number of class actions pending in federal courts during 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005; the allegations involved, including specific accounting allegations; securities judgments; types of plaintiffs; and, the industries targeted.
Samson's new responsibilities include oversight for ACE's philanthropic and corporate giving, sponsorship, budgeting, facilities management, business continuity planning, the human resources function in Bermuda and administrative oversight for ACE Limited.
based companies going global has created the need for environmental coverage that can be applied to locations worldwide," said William Hazelton, Senior Vice President, ACE Environmental Risk.
Mr Ward joins ACE from AXA Affin General Insurance Bhd in Malaysia where he was President/CEO since 2001.
As recent events have shown, businesses must be prepared to respond when their employees are stranded, hurt, kidnapped or threatened overseas," said William House, Senior Vice President, ACE Global Solutions.