Play your cards right 辦事得當

Image caption The jack, queen and king are often the best cards to have in a card game

今日短語

表達 to play your cards right 的意思是辦事處理得當,從而取得成功。人們經常會用這個短語來支持他人作出決定,比如說 if you play your cards right, 然後好事就會來了。

例句

If you play your cards right, he might ask you to marry him!

John, if you play your cards right, you could become the new manager.

請注意

另一個表達 to lay (or put) your cards on the table 把你的牌都放到台面上,也就是攤牌,意思是開誠佈公,直率表明你的想法或目的。

I think it's time to lay your cards on the table. Tell me honestly why you don't like my new boyfriend.