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in the cards

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in the cards
     1. adj. Destined or fated to happen, predicted or foreseen.
Analysis
in
     1. prep. Contained by.
     2. prep. Surrounded by.
     3. prep. Part of, a member of.
     4. prep. Pertaining to (that particular thing).
     5. prep. Immediately after a period of time.
the
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed, something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
     2. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time. (from 10th c.)
     3. art. With a superlative, it and that superlative refer to one object. (from 9th c.)
     4. art. Introducing a term to be taken generically, preceding a name of something standing for a whole class. (from 9th c.)
     5. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective. (from 9th c.)
cards
     1. n. plural of card
     2. n. card game
     card
          1. n. A playing card.
          2. n. (in the plural) Any game using playing cards, a card game.
          3. n. A resource or an argument, used to a achieve a purpose.
          4. n. Any flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc.
          5. n. (informal) An amusing but slightly foolish person.

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