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In spades

Posted by Smokey Stover on August 19, 2008 at 01:30

In Reply to: In spades posted by Becca on August 18, 2008 at 07:33:

: Where does the saying "s/he's got it in spades" come from and what does it imply?

There are several mentions of this in our archives. Type "in spades" into the search box at the top of the previous page.

In brief, It means extremely or abundantly, emphatically. It's based on the fact that, in bridge, spades are the highest ranking suit. It's American in origin, and comes from the 1920s.