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    Default Idiom doubt

    HI,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    Another global recession on the cards

    What is the meaning of "on the cards"?

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    Default Re: Idiom doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by kks_krishna View Post
    HI,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    Another global recession on the cards

    What is the meaning of "on the cards"?
    It is not a sentence because there is no verb in it. But it could be said or written anyway and it would be correct in some situations. You can easily google "on the cards".

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    Default Re: Idiom doubt

    In AmE it is "in the cards." It means that something will very likely happen.

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    Default Re: Idiom doubt

    I guess the correct verb would be "is".


    Another global recession is in the cards.

    Now the meaning of this sentence is predicting another global recession.

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    Default Re: Idiom doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    In AmE it is "in the cards." It means that something will very likely happen.
    It's on the cards in BrE.

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