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turn/come up trumps

UK to ​complete an ​activitysuccessfully or to ​produce a good ​result, ​especially when you were not ​expected to: John's ​uncle came up ​trumps, ​finding us a ​place to ​stay at the last ​minute.
(Definition of turn/come up trumps from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “turn/come up trumps”
in Chinese (Simplified) 意外地成功, 结果出乎意料地令人满意…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意外地成功, 結果出乎意料地令人滿意…
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