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1. To have good fortune. I aced out at work today when the boss did not assign me that big project. I really aced out when I got into such a wonderful graduate school program. I have the most amazing group of professors and peers! Wow, she really aced out inheriting so much money from her grandparents!
2. To narrowly escape a bad situation. Jack hit the gas at the right moment and aced out of a car accident. Thankfully, because school was closed due to the weather, I aced out of taking the exam I hadn't studied for. Hey, how did you ace out of doing an inventory count like the rest of us?
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. I had the lead throughout the whole race, until I was aced out by Emily at the last second. I've been training really hard this year so that I don't get aced out in the finals again.
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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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