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play the something card

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play the something card

verb phrase

To use an exploitive or inflammatory maneuver: Milosevic saw that the best way to hold on to power was to play the nationalist card (1886+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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