Since they did that in spades, and on substance, what exactly is wrong with that?
If laughter is the best medicine, The Comeback made you feel enough pain to need a dose—and then it delivered in spades.
And after all, Rahul Gandhi's great-grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru, had those qualities in spades.
Eventually, though, he does bring on the crazy, and in spades.
But there is more than enough anecdotal evidence that these women exist in spades.
Hollister had showing a deuce of hearts, a trey of clubs, an ace of spades, and a four of hearts.
Exactly, you can give half of 'em cards and spades and both casinos, Mrs. Wybert.
She is a nice comfortable old “mammy,” black as the ace of spades, with a great love for flowers and a nice patch of them.
All day long Bishop and Max have managed to give me the queen of spades.
In the first and second rows, nine of clubs and two of spades, covered by the four and eight of diamonds.
"tool for digging," Old English spadu, from Proto-Germanic *spadon (cf. Old Frisian spada, Middle Dutch spade, Old Saxon spado, Middle Low German spade, German Spaten), from PIE *spe- "long, flat piece of wood" (cf. Greek spathe "wooden blade, paddle," Old English spon "chip of wood, splinter," Old Norse spann "shingle, chip").
To call a spade a spade "use blunt language, call things by right names" (1540s) translates a Greek proverb (known to Lucian), ten skaphen skaphen legein "to call a bowl a bowl," but Erasmus mistook Greek skaphe "trough, bowl" for a derivative of the stem of skaptein "to dig," and the mistake has stuck.
"figure on playing cards," 1590s, probably from Italian spade, plural of spada "sword, spade," from Latin spatha "broad, flat weapon or tool," from Greek spathe "broad blade" (see spade (n.1)). Phrase in spades "in abundance" first recorded 1929 (Damon Runyon), probably from bridge, where spades are the highest-ranking suit.
The invitations to the musicale came sliding in by pairs and threes and spade flushes. [O.Henry, "Cabbages & Kings," 1904]Derogatory meaning "black person" is 1928, from the color of the playing card symbol.
To become stuporous from narcotic intoxication; be in a daze (1968+)
A black person: The spades inhabited Harlem and let the ofays have Wall Street to themselves
[1928+; fr the color of the playing-card symbol and fr the phrase black as the ace of spades]