Meaning of “play your cards right” in the English Dictionary

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"play your cards right" in British English

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play your cards right

to behave in a way that gives you an advantage or allows you to succeed at something:

If you play your cards right, you could make quite a lot of money out of this.

(Definition of “play your cards right” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"play your cards right" in American English

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play your cards right

to do the correct things to achieve the desired result:

If you play your cards right, you could make a lot of money out of this.

(Definition of “play your cards right” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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