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    turn up trumps

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Instances….of short courtships and speedy marriages, which have turned up trumps – I beg your pardon – which have turned out well, after all.

    turn up trumps = come to a happy end; have the best of luck

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V


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    Re: turn up trumps

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Instances….of short courtships and speedy marriages, which have turned up trumps – I beg your pardon – which have turned out well, after all.

    turn up trumps = come to a happy end; have the best of luck

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Hi,

    I think it will be grammatically correct to use 'trumped up' instead of 'turned up trumps' in your sentence.

    Thanks
    Carol
    Last edited by Tdol; 09-Aug-2010 at 03:14. Reason: Link

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