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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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My generation was taxed all of the face cards. Life was a little tougher.
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Also, the ace can be replaced with a 1, and the face cards can be dropped altogether.
If using playing cards, remove the face cards (King, Queen, and Jack) before playing.
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Use a set of playing cards without the face cards. Place the deck facedown.
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