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slang A shortening of "asexual," meaning one who does not feel sexual attraction or desire for others, or who does not feel compelled to engage in sexual activity. That's great that you're so into your boyfriend, but I'm ace, so I just don't feel that kind of attraction for people.

ace (something)

To do exceptionally well in something, especially an exam or other high-pressure situation. I feel like I aced that interview, so I'm pretty sure the job is mine. I managed to ace that test without even studying for it.
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an ace

Someone who is very good or skilled (at something). Just get Mom to help you. She's an ace at wrapping gifts. Bill's an ace when it comes to math—he'll definitely make a good tutor.
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1. mod. [of persons] best; top-rated. She is an ace reporter with the newspaper.
2. n. one dollar. It only costs an ace. Buy two.
3. tv. to pass a test easily, with an A grade. (see also ace out.) I knew I wouldn’t ace it, but I never thought I’d flunk it!
4. n. a nickname for a foolish and ineffectual person. (Sarcastic. Usually a term of address.) Hey, ace, hand me that monkey wrench—if you know what one is.
5. tv. to surpass someone or something; to beat someone or something; to ace someone out. The Japanese firm aced the Americans by getting the device onto the shelves first.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Jackson appears in the video so despite the stock like photo used on Jubilee Ace's website, does appear to be an actual person.
Tucked away in ACEs research, often toward the end of studies, is the all too common phrase that their studies are not able to discern "causal inference", meaning we don't really know if ACEs caused the bad outcome in the study, or, if it does, we don't know by how much, or even how.
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Both PSS officers Dr Saleh Tahir (Secretary Regulation) and Mirza Naseer Inayat (PPSC Secretary) had served as ACE Addl DGs while a number of officers as Regional Directors, while so many as Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors.
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My Operations Manager, Jonathan Sprague is definitely my right arm in the evolution of ACE."
' In short, ACE has proved one of the grandest of rides in my life; I look forward to hearing of its future with confidence.'
ACE has collaborated with NBCF since 2006 and is committed to furthering NBCF's mission to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.
Besides products, Ace was also promoting its culture, one that is focused on the customer and driving profits.
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ACE Group has made an enhancement to its ACE Worldview portal, to provide its multinational clients with online access to claim and detailed loss information for all multinational lines of business.
Insurance technology decision makers at carriers completed a Novarica ACE (Average Customer Experience) Ranking survey for their vendor to be eligible for a RAVE Award.