on the cards


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on the cards

Very likely or certain to happen, occur, or take place. They've played very well, but it doesn't look like a championship title is on the cards for this team today. A: "Do you have anything on the cards for tomorrow?" B: "No, it's looking like a pretty slow Saturday for me."
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on the cards

BRITISH or

in the cards

AMERICAN
COMMON If something is on the cards, it is very likely to happen. Reform of the way hospitals and schools are funded is on the cards. He claims invasion was never on the cards. There's no need to look so surprised. It's been in the cards, as they say, for a long time. Note: This is a reference to Tarot cards, or to other cards used to predict the future.
See also: card, on

on the cards

possible or likely.
This phrase, a North American variant of which is in the cards , probably refers to the practice of using playing cards or tarot cards to foretell the future.
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on the ˈcards

(British English) (American English in the ˈcards) (informal) likely to happen: With a rail strike on the cards for next week, airline bookings have been high.
See also: card, on