ace in the hole

амер.; разг. скрытое преимущество, козырь в кармане, рукаве (фраза обязана своим происхождением карточной игре, где карта, розданная игроку рубашкой вверх, открывается только в конце игры и называется holed; в случае, если эта карта оказывается тузом, игрок почти наверняка выигрывает)

It was quite clear to Truman now that he had, as he would later say, "an ace in the hole". That is to say, the ace in the hole was an atomic bomb. — Трумэну было совершенно ясно, что теперь у него есть, как он позже выразится, "козырь в рукаве". Этим "козырем" была атомная бомба.


Англо-русский современный словарь. 2014.

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