ace out(redirected from ace somebody out)
1. To have good fortune. I aced out at work today when the boss did not assign me that big project.
2. To narrowly escape a bad situation. Jack hit the gas at the right moment and aced out of a car accident.
3. To outmaneuver or outperform someone, often resulting in victory. Harry finished the game with a strike and aced out Bob in the bowling tournament.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
ace someone out
to maneuver someone out; to win out over someone. Martha aced out Rebecca to win the first place trophy.
ace out (of something)
to get out of something through luck; to evade or avoid something narrowly. I just aced out of having to take the math test!
to be fortunate or lucky. Freddy aced out at the dentist's office with only one cavity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Get the better of, defeat, as in Our team is bound to ace them out, or Those calculus problems aced me out again. [Slang; mid-1900s]
2. Take advantage of or cheat someone, as in John thought they were trying to ace him out of his promised promotion. [Slang; c. 1920]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
in. to be fortunate or lucky. I really aced out on that test in English.
ace someone out
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