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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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Through its Ace International unit, the group also insures the wine industry "from grape to glass," he said.
In a scene in which the director apparently chose to go for a laugh over consistency of character, Ace hides (while tracking a suspect) with a pride of lions feeding on a zebra.
7) Seventy percent DRDs always follow the general rule and are never allowed for ACE purposes.
The adopted ACE depreciation method would have been the slower (lower net present value) of the two.
As originally enacted, the ACE computation promised to be extremely complex.
Food consumption is dealt with scatologically: at a lavish reception, Ace announces to the wealthy host, "I need to use the bathroom.