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be on the cards

To be 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: "Is anything on the cards for tomorrow?" B: "No, it's looking like a pretty slow Saturday for me."
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It's rivals, like a pack, are likely to follow suit at some stage, but gas price cuts of only around 5% are on the cards.