face card


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
The project's primary design objective was to combine the images of the stylized royal face cards with portraits of 21st-century celebrities.
An example of the results for the Bjerrum, girl's face card, and smiley face card are shown in Figures 2a-c.
A-Q suited or Q-10suited are still premium hands and fall into the suited gapped card category but if you don't have a face card then you have to seriously consider whether or not you want to get involved
Taking it in is like watching a blackjack player motioning to hit while holding two face cards.
Cards 2 through 10 are worth their face value, and face cards (jack, queen, king) are also worth 10.
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.
Dali had painted face cards of four jacks, queens, kings and aces and was offering them as limited-edition lithographs--170 lithographs of each card making a total of 2,720 cards.
Or against that Republican-issued deck with face cards of the Democratic Texas legislators who removed themselves to Oklahoma in order to block Tom DeLay's redistricting plan.
One way to encourage thinking about missing addends is with a standard deck of playing cards, counting aces as one and removing the face cards.
Mencken biographer William Manchester spoke: 'Only about a hundred persons turned out, and the face cards in the Baltimore deck were largely missing.
When a delegation representing the five tribes met with White House officials in March, everyone sitting around that table understood who held the aces and face cards.
Only 10s, face cards and aces - the desired cards in blackjack - were marked.
It is joyful to witness familiar face cards wielded by someone possessing the wit to isolate these elements and, book by book, to reroute them, book by book, to renew them.
In the case of The Art Game, Ruffner deals, or has been dealt, the all-powerful face cards.
Face cards (Jacks, Queens, Kings)=Putting things away