on the cards


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Related to on the cards: To turn over a new leaf, at least, paint the town red, roughshod, up to par

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."
See also: card, on