on the cards

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Certain, likely to happen. Foretold and expected but not yet brought to pass.

Etymology:

  • Originally referring to the predictions of fortune-tellers using cards.
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It's on the cards that you'll find something better than this, and soon!

Submitted on October 22, 2015

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on the cardsLikely to occur, probable.
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