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face card

1. A playing card that has a picture of a person (such as a king, queen, or jack) on it, as opposed to one of the numeral cards. The face cards are more valuable than any of the cards you're holding.
2. An important or powerful (and, possibly, conceited) person. You can't park here—these spots are for face cards only.
See also: card, face

face card

n. an important person; a self-important person. (As with the royal characters in playing cards.) Who’s the face card getting out of the benz?
See also: card, face
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If other efforts fail, the face cards in the deck bring out the heavy ammunition, such as fake consumer groups, blaming bureaucrats or big government, or referring to opponents as un-American, communists, socialists or other damaging names.
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