play your cards right


1. do something well/strategically, do something in the appropriate way in order to get a good result






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if you play your cards right, sth (good) might happen

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To 'play your cards right' is an idiom meaning to do something that should give you an advantage or to behave in a way which produces specific strategic results.

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  1. I'm hoping if I play my cards right, I can finish my Ph.D. early and still have some money to travel.
  2. If I play my cards right I can get a grant to help me start my business.

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  1. If you play your cards right, you could get a promotion within the year.
  2. If we play our cards right we can decrease churn by a significant percentage by implementing these techniques.

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by the book

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