in the cards


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in the cards

Very likely or certain to happen, occur, or take place. If you keep performing at this level, I think a promotion is in the cards. They've played very well today, but it doesn't look like a championship title is in the cards for this team today.
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*in the cards

Fig. in the future. (*Typically: be ~; see something ~.) Well, what do you think is in the cards for tomorrow? I asked the boss if there was a raise in the cards for me.
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in the cards

also on the cards
very likely to happen I think winning the World Series this year is definitely in the cards for Boston. Some reports suggest that a tax cut is still on the cards.
Etymology: based on the use of tarot cards (a set of cards with pictures representing different parts of life) that are believed to be able to show what will happen in the future
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in the cards

Likely or certain to happen, as in I don't think Jim will win-it's just not in the cards. This term, originally put as on the cards, alludes to the cards used in fortune-telling. [Early 1800s]
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in the cards

Likely or certain to happen: My promotion to a higher position just isn't in the cards.
See also: card