|ace in the hole||
- (context, idiom, colloquial, USA), a hidden or secret strength or unrevealed advantage
- Our left our opponents stupified; it isn't every day that an NBA star plays street basketball.
adjective (infl, en, adjective, head=across-the-board)
- wide or comprehensive in scope or applicability.
- They recently made across-the-board changes to the benefits package.
- (archaic) two ones, the lowest throw at dice; a pair of aces
- (archaic) bad luck, worthlessness
- (context, of words) A word that is created by rearrange, rearranging the letters of another word.
- The word "silent" is an of "listen".
- (context, in a more complex form) A sentence or phrase that is formed by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase.
- The phrase "genuine class" is an of the name "Alec Guinness".
- ''The phrase " Nessiteras rhombopteryx " is an of "Monster hoax by w: Peter Scott
- Loch Ness Monster, Sir Peter S"
- (poker) In poker and other games, the contribution made by all players to the pot before dealing the cards.
- To pay the ante in poker. Often used ante up.
- To make an investment in money, effort, or time before knowing one's chances.
- (plural of, author)
- (third-person singular of, author)''