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

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