in spades

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From the card game of bridge, in which spades is the highest suit.

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in spades

  1. (idiomatic) In large quantities; to a high degree; to excess, without restraint.
    Last year we harvested almost no potatoes, but this year we're getting them in spades.
  2. (idiomatic) Beyond doubt.

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