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ace out

to be fortunate or lucky. Freddy aced out at the dentist's office with only one cavity.
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ace out (of something)

to get out of something through luck; to evade or avoid something narrowly. I just aced out of having to take the math test!
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ace someone out

to maneuver someone out; to win out over someone. Martha aced out Rebecca to win the first place trophy.
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ace out

1. Get the better of, defeat, as in Our team is bound to ace them out, or Those calculus problems aced me out again. [Slang; mid-1900s]
2. Take advantage of or cheat someone, as in John thought they were trying to ace him out of his promised promotion. [Slang; c. 1920]
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ace out

in. to be fortunate or lucky. I really aced out on that test in English.
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